Need another word that means the same as “pointless”? Find 23 synonyms for “pointless” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Pointless” are: unpointed, otiose, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted, goalless, hitless, scoreless, futile, hopeless, fruitless, useless, needless, in vain, unavailing, aimless, idle, to no purpose, worthless, valueless, unproductive, unprofitable
Pointless as an Adjective
Definitions of "Pointless" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “pointless” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Not having a point especially a sharp point.
- Having no points scores.
- Serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being.
- Having little or no sense, use, or purpose.
Synonyms of "Pointless" as an adjective (23 Words)
An aimless existence.
|fruitless||Unproductive of success.|
A fruitless search.
|futile||Unproductive of success.|
A futile effort.
|goalless||Denoting a game of soccer, rugby, etc. in which no goals are scored.|
Nothing excites me I m a goalless person right now.
|hitless||Without a hit.|
The fans who adore him will remember his speech and not his hitless game.
|hopeless||Beyond hope of management or reform.|
He is a hopeless romantic.
|idle||(of money) held in cash or in accounts paying no interest.|
|in vain||Directed or bound inward.|
|needless||Unnecessary and unwarranted.|
A strikers tent camp was burned with needless loss of life.
|otiose||Serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being.|
An otiose undertaking.
|purposeless||Having no aim or plan.|
A life essentially purposeless.
|scoreless||Denoting a game or match in which no goals, points, or runs are scored.|
A scoreless inning.
|senseless||Incapable of sensation.|
In Vietnam I saw the senseless waste of human beings.
|superfluous||Serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being.|
Delete superfluous or unnecessary words.
|to no purpose||Quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of.|
|unavailing||Producing no result or effect.|
An unavailing attempt.
|unpointed||Not having a sharpened or tapered tip.|
Lumps of exposed brick with unpointed mortar.
|unproductive||Not producing or capable of producing.|
Elimination of high cost or unproductive industries.
|unprofitable||(of a business or activity) not yielding profit or financial gain.|
There has been much unprofitable speculation.
|useless||Having no ability or skill in a specified activity or area.|
We tried to pacify him but it was useless.
|valueless||Of no value.|
Cherished but valueless heirlooms.
|wasted||Under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.|
A worthless idler.
Usage Examples of "Pointless" as an adjective
- My pencils are all pointless.
- It's pointless to plan too far ahead.
- A pointless remark.
- Speculating like this is a pointless exercise.