English word pointless comes from English -less (Lacking (something); without (something).), English point.
Pointless detailed word origin explanation
|-less || English (eng) ||Lacking (something); without (something). |
|point || English (eng) ||(ambitransitive, masonry) To repair mortar.. (dated) To give point to (something said or done); to give particular prominence or force to.. (dated) To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate.. (intransitive) To draw attention to something or indicate a direction.. (intransitive) To extend the index finger in the direction of something in order to show where it is or to draw attention to [...] |
|pointless || English (eng) ||(mathematics) Without points.. Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.. Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.. Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim. |
Words with the same origin as pointless