Definition of meaningless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmēniNGləs/


1Having no meaning or significance: the paragraph was a jumble of meaningless words
More example sentences
  • From his own mouth the words are meaningless, and so he pulls up a chair.
  • Despite Sheehan's passion for words, he understands that words by themselves are meaningless.
  • After alteration, formerly understandable Swedish words become meaningless.
unintelligible, incomprehensible, incoherent
1.1Having no purpose or reason: the Great War was an outstanding example of meaningless conflict rules are meaningless to a child if they do not have a rationale
More example sentences
  • Somehow the weekly ceremony had seemed hollow and meaningless to her.
  • It is not meaningless to speak of a French decline since the mid-1970s.
  • It's also meaningless to go shopping, if you judge your life this way.
futile, pointless, aimless, empty, hollow, blank, vain, purposeless, valueless, useless, of no use, worthless, senseless, trivial, trifling, unimportant, insignificant, inconsequential



Example sentences
  • If you do not, then more of your pathetic soldiers will die meaninglessly against a force that they can never beat.
  • Mutti's words echoed meaninglessly in my head.
  • He allows plot points and characters to meander around meaninglessly, while avoiding obvious elements like purpose and plausibility.


Pronunciation: /ˈmēniNGɡləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • It had begun as an experiment to prove the meaninglessness of best-seller lists, or indeed any standard that equates quantity with quality.
  • He shows us the meaninglessness of contemporary life.
  • The lead character, Chip, struggles desperately to find a way to circumvent the terrible boredom and meaninglessness of existence.

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Syllabification: mean·ing·less

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