senseless

Senseless things have no meaning — you can't easily explain why they happen. Senseless people, on the other hand, are simply unconscious.

This adjective often describes something terrible or violent, like a senseless accident or the senseless destruction of a city. It can also mean "done without thinking," or "lacking understanding," so a senseless student will give the teacher a blank look when their name is called, and a hiking trip across the Rockies in the winter would be senseless too. The "unconscious" meaning is the oldest, dating from the 1550s.

Definitions of senseless
  1. adjective
    not marked by the use of reason
    “a senseless act”
    synonyms: mindless, reasonless
    unreasonable
    not reasonable; not showing good judgment
  2. adjective
    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    senseless violence”
    synonyms: otiose, pointless, purposeless, superfluous, wasted
    worthless
    lacking in usefulness or value
  3. adjective
    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    synonyms: nitwitted, soft-witted, witless
    stupid
    lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
  4. adjective
    unresponsive to stimulation
    “drugged and senseless
    synonyms: insensible
    unconscious
    not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead
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