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After all, it’s pointless to pick a product if you can’t monetize it.

We have not had any discussions with the District around mandating vaccines as it would be pointless given that the District would be unable to obtain the supply necessary to vaccinate all staff.

“Politically it would be very difficult to pull off — to the point of it being pointless to attempt,” wrote Brian Kalt, Harold Norris faculty scholar at Michigan State University.

Weeks of frigid stillness had an unrelenting quality about them — in memory, at least — and spring seemed so far off in early January that it was pointless to think about it.

In the larger scheme of things, Ruffalo is probably correct that Chris Pratt’s place in the internet Chris discourse is an incredibly pointless thing to care about.

From Vox

“Angry Birds is a small fun game plus a lot of pointless garbage,” Smith tells me.

Sweden explores new frontiers in our misguided, foolish, pointless obsession with rating and censoring entertainment.

The story of Alstory Simon has all the scope and scale, the cruel reversals, and pointless waste of proper tragedy.

And that would be a valid, if pointless, thing for me to do.

The internet was making us realize how pointless it was—or even unwise—to own things.

The whole procedure—taking the cosmic view—was almost pointless, but it would make the botanist happy, at least.

All the dull months he had spent with Cash and the burros dwarfed into a pointless, irrelevant incident of his life.

It may appear to be no more than random, pointless conversation.

The joke was just such a joke as the Duchess would be sure to make,—meaning very little but still not altogether pointless.

They were flashed back from many a spear-head, for the pointless lances of the preceding day were certainly no longer such.


On this page you'll find 95 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pointless, such as: absurd, aimless, fruitless, futile, impotent, and inconsequential.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.