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From sense +‎ -less. Compare Saterland Frisian sinloos (senseless, foolish).


senseless (comparative more senseless, superlative most senseless)

  1. Without feeling or consciousness; deprived of sensation
    The blow to his head rendered him senseless, he didn't awaken until he was in the ambulance.
    Synonyms: unconscious, insensible
  2. Lacking meaning or purpose; without common sense
    What a senseless waste of money.
    Synonyms: pointless, meaningless
  3. Without consideration, awareness or sound judgement
    He took senseless risks, not even aware of the danger he was in.
    Synonyms: unreasonable, unwise, stupid

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