Definitions

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

  • adj. Lacking a purpose; meaningless or aimless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without purpose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no purpose or result; objectless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lacking purpose or use; without practical advantage; aimless; useless.

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

  • adj. serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
  • adj. not evidencing any purpose or goal

Etymologies

purpose +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

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