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


senseless (comparative more senseless, superlative most senseless)

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

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