pointless etymology

English word pointless comes from English -less (Lacking (something); without (something).), English point

Detailed word origin of pointless

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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

Descendants of -less
breathless clueless countless defenseless fearless flawless hopeless meaningless merciless needless penniless priceless regardless relentless ruthless selfless senseless sleepless thoughtless timeless toothless topless useless wireless