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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


Antonymsmeaningfulness









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