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Synonyms for senselessˈsɛns lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mindless, reasonless, senseless(adj)

    not marked by the use of reason

    "mindless violence"; "reasonless hostility"; "a senseless act"

    senseless, otiose, vacuous, nitwitted, inane, unmindful, witless, wasted, purposeless, soft-witted, reasonless, superfluous, fatuous, insensible, asinine, causeless, forgetful, mindless, pointless

    conscious, smart, valuable, sensible, reasonable

  2. insensible, senseless(adj)

    unresponsive to stimulation

    "he lay insensible where he had fallen"; "drugged and senseless"

    superfluous, otiose, insensible(p), mindless, reasonless, unaffected(p), undetectable, indiscernible, pointless, senseless, witless, nitwitted, soft-witted, insensible, purposeless, wasted

    conscious, sensible, reasonable, valuable, smart

  3. otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted(adj)

    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

    "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"; "a pointless remark"; "a life essentially purposeless"; "senseless violence"

    spare, gaunt, work-shy, supernumerary, diminished, unpointed, lazy, slothful, emaciated, pinched, surplus, cadaverous, superfluous, faineant, ineffectual, futile, mindless, witless, supererogatory, excess, redundant, nitwitted, wasted, insensible, haggard, senseless, purposeless, unavailing, reasonless, skeletal, pointless, atrophied, soft-witted, indolent, otiose, extra, bony, squandered

    sensible, smart, reasonable, valuable, conscious

  4. nitwitted, senseless, soft-witted, witless(adj)

    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment

    superfluous, otiose, mindless, reasonless, soft-witted, pointless, senseless, witless, nitwitted, insensible, purposeless, wasted

    conscious, smart, reasonable, valuable, sensible

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. senseless

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. senseless(a.)

    inert, not sentient, without perception

  2. senseless(a.)

    insensible, unfeeling, apathetic

  3. senseless(a.)

    unreasonable, foolish, nonsensical, stupid, doltish, preposterous

Translations for senseless

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sensencaEsperanto
  • tunnoton, mieletön, tajuton, järjetönFinnish
  • meecheeallaghManx
  • senza capo nè codaItalian
  • bezsensownyPolish
  • absurdo, insensível, inconscientePortuguese
  • бессмысленный, необдуманный, сознание, бесчувственныйRussian

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