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pointless (adj.)

early 14c., of a sword, "having no sharp point, terminating i n a square or rounded end," from point (n.) + -less. Meaning "of no effect or force, to no purpose" is from 1726. Related: Pointlessly; pointlessness.

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Definitions of pointless

pointless (adj.)
not having a point especially a sharp point;
my pencils are all pointless
Synonyms: unpointed
pointless (adj.)
serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being;
a pointless remark
pointless (adj.)
having no points scores;
Synonyms: scoreless / goalless / hitless
From wordnet.princeton.edu