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
And they often "ride with passengers on what we call 'purposeless trips,'" McNaull says.
By the time Weinberg unveiled his gloomy view, the notion of a purposeless, meaningless universe was already on a roll in science.
'Rational ignorance' and psychological bias are perfectly compatible; it has to be understood that rationality itself is 'purposeless', it makes no commands, demands nothing.
According to Miller and Levine, the textbook authors, Darwin knew that believing in materialism, the "purposeless" and "heartless" view that "matter is the stuff of all existence and that all mental and spiritual phenomena are its by-products", was required to accept his theory.
I suppose that, as far as Tanenhaus and company are concerned, Queenan is the kind of purposeless and prehistoric piss-and-vinegar that apparently represents the intellectual discourse of our time.
Life is now a matter of selling oneself to slave-work, building roads or labouring in quarries or mines or on the railways, purposeless, meaningless, really slave-work, each integer doing his mere labour, and all for no purpose, except to have money, and to get away from the old system.
New vistas of life open up in the midst of this vast, overgrown, "purposeless," "dingy" city.
Roy Hodgson shipping out 'purposeless' players from Liverpool
Rather, theirs is simply an involved, elaborate refusal to accept the realities of the world so far as they offend their political sensibilities: an impulse turned into a kind of purposeless nihilism by the lack of any satisfactorily romantic alternatives.
back from the york campaign, tired and triumphant, field trip successful…a new bookshop discovered, reunited with 2 old favourites, new stretch of wall scaled, much roman and medieval building technique admired, aimless mooching and people watching indulged in. just the kind of purposeless day trip that really requires a like minded companion and sidekick...