meaningless

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EtymologyEdit

meaning +‎ -less

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meaningless (comparative more meaningless, superlative most meaningless)

  1. Lacking meaning.
    The word "gugugu" is meaningless in English.
  2. Insignificant; not worthy of importance.
    • 2013 July 20, “Old soldiers?”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8845: 
      Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine. The machine gun is so much more lethal than the bow and arrow that comparisons are meaningless.
    All our efforts were ultimately meaningless.

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Last modified on 7 March 2014, at 14:11