Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having no meaning or significance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no meaning; destitute of sense or significance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lacking meaning
  • adjective insignificant.

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

  • adjective having no meaning or direction or purpose

Etymologies

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meaning +‎ -less

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

  • 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.

    Window Into Palestine

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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

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