meaninglessness meaninglessness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a message that seems to convey no meaning
  2. (n) the quality of having no value or significance

Usage(s):

  1. If 2007's poll in which Colbert created his own Korean pop video in an attempt to outshine Rain was a World War I of meaninglessness, 2008 was far bloodier.
  2. Your award was premature and myopic and reduces the distinction to meaninglessness.
  3. Repeating the word better in the bridge, he spits the b's and drags his vocal cords across the r's until, out of meaninglessness, his meaning is unmistakable.

News

  • Past Dense: Shrugfest of litanies

    5 targets of those who are offended by their own meaninglessness 5. Meaningless litanies of drivel seemingly categorized by ordinal numbers 4. Dogs named ‘Field Goal’ 3. Cats named ‘Bulls Eye’ 2. Libruls 1. Your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free; the wretched refuse of your teeming shore 5 reasons my back hurts 5.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Oklahoman

Quotes

  1. In years past, the Justice Department's "secret legal memoranda have sought to define torture down to meaninglessness," said Leahy. "I trust that today, Attorney General Mukasey will answer our questions and speak not as merely the legal...
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. Those who saw the Beijing production may not have identified with Loman's career, Miller wrote, but they shared his desire, "which was to excel, to win out over anonymity and meaninglessness, to love and be loved, and above all, perhaps, to count."
    on Feb 11, 2005 By: Arthur Miller Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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