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1. meaningless

adjective. ['ˈmiːnɪŋləs'] having no meaning or direction or purpose.

Synonyms

  • nonsensical
  • hollow
  • nonsense
  • vacuous
  • unimportant
  • purposeless
  • empty
  • mindless
  • insignificant

Antonyms

  • significant
  • purposeful
  • wise
  • fill

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • meaning (English)
  • mean (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Meaningless

  • accomplice
  • aeschelus
  • ageless
  • aimless
  • airless
  • alice
  • anschluss
  • argyropoulos
  • bacillus
  • backless
  • baseless
  • blameless
  • bloodless
  • bolus
  • boneless
  • borealis
  • bottomless
  • boundless
  • bowlus
  • breathless

Example sentences of the word meaningless


1. Adverb
Note that calculating density is meaningless without the proper matching of the units in the numerator and the denominator.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Since God is the only means of real justice, human concepts of justice are meaningless.

3. Adjective
Comparing auto insurance for an SUV vs. auto insurance for a truck is largely meaningless.

Quotes containing the word meaningless


1. Let's face it: professing a deep interest in movies, the absolutely dominant global art form of the last century, is at this point like professing an interest in air. Passion is nice. Erudition is admirable. But it's like that moment when good manners cross over into meaningless etiquette.
- David Rakoff

2. I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
- Corazon Aquino

3. I don't feel a lack of hope. It's just disappointment that after all these years we're still fighting meaningless wars for a handful of people.
- Geezer Butler

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