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Definition of the adjective pointless

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adjective - degrees: more pointless / most pointless

  1. not having a point especially a sharp point
    • example: my pencils are all pointless
    • synonym of pointless: unpointed
    • antonym of pointless: pointed
    • similar: blunt
  2. serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
  3. having no points scores

Alternative definition of the adjective pointless


  1. Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.
  2. Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.
  3. Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.
  4. [mathematics] Without points.

Specialised definition of the adjective pointless

Glossary of sports

in which no points are scored (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


  1. "Pointless" is a musical album of Patrick Bergman.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  2. "Pointless" is a composition.
  3. "Pointless" is a composition.


"Pointless", subtitled "A season with Britain's worst football team" by Jeff Connor, is a book published in 2006 about East Stirlingshire F.C..


Pointless is a quiz show produced by Endemol UK for the BBC, hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. Contestants on the programme are tasked with finding obscure answers to questions. The series began airing on BBC Two on 24 August 2009, and was later moved to BBC One in 2011. To date, there have been eleven series, plus six celebrity series. The format has been exported to other European countries.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pointless

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Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1919)

by Casey Albert Wood

has invented right and left knives, the blades being ground into a kidney, or pointless-sickle shape, sharp all around. The short, broad, pointless angular blade allows one to follow perfectly the contour of the globe. Scalping the lids.

Google previewIconographic encyclopaedia of science, literature, and art (1851)

Paleae, either pointless or the lower sometimes tipped with a straight awn or bristle. The principal genera are Hordeum, Secale, Triticum. Hordeum vulgare and disticum constitute common barley. Rye is Secale cereale, and the common wheat ...

Google previewLoudon's Encyclopaedia of Plants (1880)

Comprising the Specific Character, Description, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigenous To, Cultivated In, Or Introduced Into Britain. New Impression, Ed. by Mrs. Loudon, Assisted by George Don and David Wooster by John Claudius Loudon

pointless serrat. from middle to end chaflben. Stalk roundish spiny below 14032 Fronds ...

Google previewEnglish-Finnish and Finnish-English Dictionary (1911)

by Nielsen & Lundbeck

Pointless (pointless) a. kär jetön. Poison (poisn) myrkky. Poisoner (poisener) s. myrkyttäjä. Pol Poisonous (poisenös) a. myrkylli- nen.

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

pointless and inglorious as steppin in front of a bus —John Osborne Pointless as throwing birdseed on the ground while snow still falls fast —Ann Beattie The prophesying business is like writing fugues; it is fatal to every one save ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Quotations in Cognitive Science (2000)

A Treasury of Quotations in Psychology, Philosophy, and Artificial Intelligence by Morton Wagman

For a being which did not assign comparative values, deliberate action would be pointless; and for one which did not know, it would be impossible. Conversely, only an active being could have knowledge, and only such a being could assign ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Intelligence Failures (2014)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

Because telephone intercepts are not admissible in court, it was deemed pointless to disclose details of the operation to the investigating officers who, on other evidence, would trace the culprits. Inevitably, the question arose over whether it ...

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Quotes about Pointless

It's pointless to fish if there's no bait on the hook.
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Scrabble value of P3O1I1N1T1L1E1S1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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