Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no meaning or significance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lacking meaning
  • adj. insignificant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having no meaning; of no value. Opposite of meaningful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no meaning; destitute of sense or significance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no meaning or direction or purpose

Etymologies

meaning +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As Greenwald points out, the use of the 'anti-Semitism' charge against ordinary every day non-bigotted people who just don't agree with some policy of Israel or of the American Enterprise Institute risks making the term meaningless and cheapening it, which can hardly be good for the Jews.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • There are some who are more successful than others, but I find the term meaningless as regards publishing and writing.

    OF Blog of the Fallen

  • '' But I don't believe in the term meaningless friendly.

    ESPNsoccernet

  • In its designation report, the commission cited as important the very elements it then permitted to be irrevocably altered, rendering the designation meaningless.

    Roberta Brandes Gratz: When Is a Landmark A Landmark?

  • But, Obeid said the NCP is not interested in what he described as meaningless threats and ultimatums from the opposition.

    Sudan Ruling Party Dismisses Opposition Strike Threat

  • The Liberty Times report said that many of the associations are angry that they are being coerced to participate in what they called a meaningless event.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • It's not just that the NFL Players Association has warned teams, agents and players that it considers the tag "meaningless" since there's currently no collective bargaining agreement after March 3.

    NY Daily News

  • Larry Forgione -- a celebrity chef before the Food Network rendered the term meaningless -- was one of the first restaurateurs to forge relationships directly with farmers and ranchers (and while he was at it, he invented the ...

    Riverfront Times | Complete Issue

  • How many marriages like that have there been and how on earth do they increase the sanctity of marriage rather than render the term meaningless? "

    newmatilda.com - Comments

  • If it all works, if the other losses can be buried long enough to become meaningless is impossible to predict.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Bonanza

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