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senseless Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite not marked by the use of reason
    mindless; reasonless.
    • mindless violence
    • reasonless hostility
    • a senseless act
  2. adjective satellite unresponsive to stimulation
    • he lay insensible where he had fallen
    • drugged and senseless
  3. adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; purposeless; wasted; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  4. adjective satellite (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    witless; soft-witted; nitwitted.

Sense"less adjective
  1. Destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to, sense; without sensibility or feeling; unconscious; stupid; foolish; unwise; unreasonable.
    You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things. Shak.
    The ears are senseless that should give us hearing. Shak.
    The senseless grave feels not your pious sorrows. Rowe.
    They were a senseless, stupid race. Swift.
    They would repent this their senseless perverseness when it would be too late. Clarendon.
    --- Sense"less*ly, adv. -- Sense"less*ness, n.

Webster 1913