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English noun: meaninglessness

1. meaninglessness (communication) a message that seems to convey no meaning

Synonymsbunk, hokum, nonsense, nonsensicality

Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

Narrower (hyponym)absurdity, absurdness, amphigory, balderdash, baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, buzzword, cant, cobblers, crock, drool, empty talk, empty words, fa la, fal la, fiddle-faddle, flummery, gibber, gibberish, hooey, hot air, humbug, incoherence, incoherency, jabberwocky, mummery, nonsense verse, palaver, piffle, poppycock, rhetoric, ridiculousness, rigamarole, rigmarole, schmegegge, shmegegge, stuff, stuff and nonsense, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tommyrot, tosh, twaddle, unintelligibility

2. meaninglessness (attribute) the quality of having no value or significance

SamplesHe resented the meaninglessness of the tasks they assigned him.

Broader (hypernym)insignificance

Narrower (hyponym)aimlessness, inanity, mindlessness, pointlessness, purposelessness, senselessness, vacuity


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