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meaningless

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeaninglessmean‧ing‧less /ˈmiːnɪŋləs/ ●○○ adjective  1 PURPOSEhaving no purpose or importance and therefore not worth doing or having He said a few meaningless words to his hostess and looked around the room. a repetitive and meaningless taskabsolutely/utterly/completely meaningless a statistic that is absolutely meaninglessvirtually/fairly/largely meaningless2 MEANINGnot having a meaning that you can understand or explain Chinese characters are just meaningless symbols to me.meaninglessness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
meaninglessIn fact the limitations which Baldwin accepted on this occasion were almost meaningless.In the great outdoors, the merit of any feats become meaningless.Such a move could render the elections meaningless.Such claims might be contentious, but it would be odd to see them as meaningless.The practical consequences of time limits which are not of the essence of the contract are such that they are virtually meaningless.The words I had written - and had almost, in the interval, forgotten - mocked me and were meaningless.The statement issued by the authorities was meaningless.a meaningless campaign pledgeBut then, so do the 49ers as they slog their way through three more utterly meaningless games.I wish politicians would tell us the truth, instead of repeating their meaningless prepared answers.They had a brief, meaningless relationship a few years ago.a meaningless ritualIt is meaningless to ask what is "real" or "imaginary" in a story.If he can't read it, then it will be meaningless to him.So many of us spend our lives doing meaningless work in huge faceless companies.virtually/fairly/largely meaninglessIndeed such a question is virtually meaningless.The practical consequences of time limits which are not of the essence of the contract are such that they are virtually meaningless.To say that they are right or wrong is virtually meaningless.We were divided into watches but this was largely meaningless.Until the Revolution the politics of the capital had been fairly meaningless for Sabtenga.All this technology is fairly meaningless unless we can express its capabilities in comparison with the traditional methods.It was also handed a symbolic but fairly meaningless victory in having two orders varied.
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