Definitions

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  • adverb Without point.

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  • adverb Without point; in a pointless manner; so as to lack purpose or importance.

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

  • adverb in a pointless manner

Etymologies

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pointless +‎ -ly

Examples

  • After each set, we are given a live video documentary of the band members talking about what they remember from each venue, kind of pointlessly segwaying into the next stage without actually telling you why you're playing there.

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  • Yep, it all seemed kind of pointlessly frugal ... until now.

    Traffick

  • After each set, we are given a live video documentary of the band members talking about what they remember from each venue, kind of pointlessly segwaying into the next stage without actually telling you why you're playing there.

    andPOP.com

  • After each set, we are given a live video documentary of the band members talking about what they remember from each venue, kind of pointlessly segwaying into the next stage without actually telling you why you're playing there.

    andPOP.com

  • After each set, we are given a live video documentary of the band members talking about what they remember from each venue, kind of pointlessly segwaying into the next stage without actually telling you why you're playing there.

    andPOP.com

  • And it wouldn't even have to be some kind of pointlessly mandated socialism.

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  • Part of me could tell he was a complete knucklehead, but, part of me longed to be that pointlessly confident.

    Binky Philips: Bay City Rollers, Richard Hell, Aretha Franklin, Tom Verlaine, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Humble Pie, and My Friend, Anthony Jones

  • Boehner also sees the health care repeal effort as a budget saving activity, but if they did anything, it was spend money pointlessly on a pageant of whining.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Boehner also sees the health care repeal effort as a budget saving activity, but if they did anything, it was spend money pointlessly on a pageant of whining.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • I appreciate that some are working so hard to come up with ideas to discuss on this very important issue instead of just complaining, whining, playing games, making things up, lying and pointlessly flapping their gums (like Sarah Palin).

    Obama putting heavy imprint on big speech

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