The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for purposeless
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Purposeless \Pur"pose*less\, a.
     Having no purpose or result; objectless. --Bp. Hall. --
     Pur"pose*less*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not evidencing any purpose or goal [ant: purposeful]
      2: serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being;
         "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a
         pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless";
         "senseless violence" [syn: otiose, pointless,
         purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "purposeless":
     aimless, bootless, casual, causeless, designless, desultory,
     discursive, disorganized, driftless, dysteleological, empty,
     feckless, fustian, garbled, good-for-nothing, haphazard,
     hit-or-miss, importless, impotent, inane, indiscriminate,
     ineffective, ineffectual, inexplicable, insignificant, irregular,
     meaningless, mindless, no go, nonconnotative, nondenotative,
     nonsensical, null, of no use, phatic, pointless, promiscuous,
     purportless, rambling, random, scrambled, senseless, stochastic,
     stray, superfluous, unaccountable, unavailing, undirected,
     unhelpful, unmeaning, unmotivated, unorganized, unplanned,
     unprofitable, unpurposed, unsignificant, useless, vacuous,
     wandering, worthless

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229