Definitions

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

  • adjective Lacking meaning; senseless.
  • adjective Ineffectual; useless: synonym: futile.
  • adjective Having an end that is not sharp or tapered; having no point.
  • adjective Failing to score a point.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no point; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.
  • Without point or force: as, a pointless joke.
  • In botany, same as muticous.

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

  • adjective Having no point; blunt; wanting keenness; obtuse

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

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

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

  • adjective serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
  • adjective not having a point especially a sharp point

Etymologies

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point + -less

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  • One of the cows kept at ''Cold Comfort Farm'', the classic satire by Stella Gibbons. Big Business, the bull, services her and her companions Graceless, Aimless, and Feckless.

    December 23, 2008

  • JM reckons that life would be pointless without geometry

    July 4, 2011