meritless meritless  /ˈmɛ rɪt ləs/


  • (adj) without merit


  1. Even meritless complaints can lead to costly court battles, a threat that can inhibit even the wealthiest news organizations.
  2. The newsmen chose to protect their sources rather than respond in person to charges they dismissed as meritless.
  3. Attorney general Madigans office rejects the governors request for taxpayer money to pay legal fees as absurd and meritless.



  1. "We conclude that the arguments about the suppression of evidence, sovereign immunity, discovery, jury selection and the trial are meritless, and sufficient evidence supports each conviction," Circuit Judge William H. Pryor wrote.
    on Aug 30, 2005 By: Bill Pryor Source: Newsday

  2. The decision probably will result in a flood of false arrest suits, "no matter how meritless the claim," because criminal defendants won't risk missing the deadline, Breyer said.
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Stephen Breyer Source: Washington Post

  3. "With the help of the General Assembly, we'll make plain that the threat of meritless litigation is not a viable business strategy in Georgia," Perdue said.
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Sonny Perdue Source: Rome News-Tribune

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