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[point-lis] /ˈpɔɪnt lɪs/

without a point:
a pointless pen.
blunt, as an instrument.
without force, meaning, or relevance:
a pointless remark.
without a point scored, as in a game:
a pointless inning.
without a point
without meaning, relevance, or force
(sport) without a point scored

early 14c., “blunt,” from point (n.) + -less. Meaning “of no effect, to no purpose” is from 1726. Related: Pointlessly; pointlessness.


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