简明英汉词典

meaningless
[5mi:nINlIs]
adj.
无意义的

美国传统词典[双解]

meaningless
mean.ing.less
AHD:[m?“n1ng-l1s]
D.J.[6mi8ni0lis]
K.K.[6min!0l!s]
adj.(形容词)
Having no meaning or significance.
无意义的,无价值的

继承用法

meaninglessly
adv.(副词)

meaninglessness
n.(名词)

参考词汇

(1)

meaninglesssenselessmindlessirrationalpointlesspurposeless

(2)

These adjectives mean lacking import, direction, or purpose.
这些形容词都含有无意义、无方向或无目的意思。

(3)

Meaningless and senseless emphasize absence of meaning, significance, or motivation:
Meaningless 和senseless 强调缺乏意义、重要性或动机:
a verbose but meaningless explanation;
冗长而无意义的解释;
senseless violence.
无意义的暴力。

(4)

Mindless applies to that which lacks the will and thinking capacity characteristic of a conscious being:
Mindless 用于指缺乏思考能力和意志的:
“the shrieking of the mindless wind” (John Greenleaf Whittier).
“没头脑的大风的吼叫” (约翰·格林里夫·惠蒂埃)。
“We must dare to think about ‘unthinkable things’ because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless” (J. William Fulbright).
“我们必须敢于思考‘不可想的事情’,因为如果事情变得不可想,思想就会停止,行动就会盲目” (J.威廉·富尔布顿特)。

(5)

Irrational implies a lack of accord with or a lack of reason or sound judgment:
Irrational 指缺乏理性或良好辨别、判断能力的:
“It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears” (Louis D. Brandeis).
“是言论的作用使人们从无理性的恐惧中解脱出来” (路易D.布兰代斯)。

(6)

Pointless and purposeless stress the absence of an aim or end:
Pointless 和purposeless 强调没有目的:
The host bored his guests with a long and pointless anecdote.
主人讲述的冗长而毫无意义的轶闻使客人们都厌倦了。
She feels that her life is purposeless and empty.
她觉得自己的生活空虚且没有方向

现代英汉词典

meaningless
[5mi:nINlIs]
adj.

(1)

没有意义的

(2)

〈逻〉无意义的;无目的的

现代英汉综合大辞典

meaning
[5mi:niN]
n.

(1)

意义, 含义

(2)

企图, 目的

(3)

【逻】内涵; 外延

(4)

重要性; 价值

(5)

有效的内容; 效力
full of meaning
意味深长的
with meaning
有意思的
He says his life has lost its meaning (for him) since his wife died.
他说妻子死后他的生命就失去了价值。

词性变化

meaning
[5mi:niN]
adj.
有意义的, 意味深长的; 有所企图的
ill-meaning
恶意
well-meaning
善意
When she asked if she had passed the examination the teacher said he couldn't tell her, but gave her a meaning smile.
当她问老师她是否考试及格时, 老师说不能告诉她, 只是意味深长地一笑。

继承用法

meaningless
[5mi:nINlIs]
adj.
无意的, 无价值的, 无目的的

meaningly
adv.
有意地, 故意地

特殊用法

associative meaning
【语】联想意义

basic meaning
本义, 基本意义

central meaning
中心意义

class meaning
(图书)类义

cognitive meaning
认识意义

commendatory meaning
称赞的意义

connotative meaning
内涵意义

contextual meaning
语境意义, 上下文意义

denotative meaning
【心理】外延意义

derived meaning
派生意义

dictionary meaning
【语】字典意义

differential meaning
区别性意义

direct [original, primitive] meaning
本义

educational meaning
教育意义, 教育作用

emotive meaning
感情意义

expressive meaning
表达的意义, 表情意义

extensional meaning
引伸的意义, 扩展的意义

external meaning
外部意义

figurative meaning
比喻意义

formal meaning
形式意义

formalized meaning
形式化了的意义

functional meaning
功能意义

illocutionary meaning
【语】言外意义

grammatical meaning
语法意义

intensional meaning
含意

internal meaning
内部意义

intrinsic meaning
内在意义

legal meaning
法律意义

lexical meaning
词汇意义

linguistic meaning
语言学意义

literal meaning
字(面意)义

locutionary meaning
【语】言内意义

marginal meaning
外延意义

material meaning
实质意义

microlinguistic meaning
微语言学意义

multiple meaning
多(重意)义

narrowed meaning
狭义

non-verbal meaning
非言语意义

normal meaning
标准意义

pedagogical meaning
教育意义

performative meaning
实行的意义

prefixal meaning
加(了)前缀(的)词义

primary meaning
(词的)原义

propositional meaning
【语】命题意义

referential meaning
所指[指示]意义

secondary meaning of words
法律词句的引伸义, 引伸义说

semantic meaning
【语】语义

situational meaning
环境意义, 语境含义

social meaning
社会意义

specialized meaning
专义

stimulus meaning
刺激意义

structural meaning
结构意义

total meaning
总体意义

transferred meaning
转义use-

theory meaning
【哲】意义的功用论

verbal meaning
语文意义

widened meaning
广义

word meaning
字义

meaning in literature
文学的意义

meaning in material
材料中的意义

meaning in poetry
诗中的意义

meaning in texture
结构中的意义

meaning of good
好的意义

meaning of life
生活的意义

meaning of work of art
艺术作品的意义

meaning through metaphor
贯穿在隐喻中的意义

参考词汇
meaning     sense     purport    
都含“意义”、“意思”的意思。

(1)

meaning系常用词, 指“用语言文字、姿态、行动、图画等所表达的意义或含义”, 如:
the meaning of a sentence
句子的意思。

(2)

sense 指“一个词所表达的意思”, 尤指“一个词的特殊意义”, 如:
The word has several senses.
这个词有许多意思。

(3)

purport 系正式用语, 指“文件、演讲等长篇文章的主题或大意”, 如:
What's the purport of her letter?
她的信的大意是什么?

美国传统词典

meaningless
mean.ing.less
AHD:[m?“n1ng-l1s]
D.J.[6mi8ni0lis]
K.K.[6min!0l!s]
adj.
Having no meaning or significance.

继承用法

meaninglessly
adv.

meaninglessness
n.

参考词汇

(1)

meaningless, senseless, mindless, irrational, pointless, purposeless

(2)

These adjectives mean lacking import, direction, or purpose.

(3)

Meaningless and senseless emphasize absence of meaning, significance, or motivation:
a verbose but meaningless explanation;
senseless violence.

(4)

Mindless applies to that which lacks the will and thinking capacity characteristic of a conscious being:
“the shrieking of the mindless wind” (John Greenleaf Whittier).
“We must dare to think about ‘unthinkable things’ because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless” (J. William Fulbright).

(5)

Irrational implies a lack of accord with or a lack of reason or sound judgment:
“It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears” (Louis D. Brandeis).

(6)

Pointless and purposeless stress the absence of an aim or end:
The host bored his guests with a long and pointless anecdote.
She feels that her life is purposeless and empty.

英汉航海大词典

meaningless
n.无意义的

英汉化学大词典

meaningless
adj.无意义的

英汉经贸大词典

meaningless
n.无意义的

英汉计算机大词典

meaningless
adj.无意义的

英汉心理学大词典

meaningless
无意义

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