Unusual vs Pointless - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between unusual and pointless
is that unusual
is unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm while pointless
is having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.
* unusuall (obsolete)
Unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm.
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* (different from the expected) abnormal, rare, strange, weird, (stronger) extraordinary
** See also
* (different from the expected) normal, usual
Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.
- a pointless sword
Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.
- a pointless knife
- a pointless remark
Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.
- The sequel to the film was even more pointless than the original
(mathematics) Without points.
- '' Since the decision has already been made, further discussion seems pointless .
- a pointless topology
* (having no point or tip) blunt, dull, obtuse
* (having no purpose) needless, purposeless, redundant, superfluous
* (not sharp) pointed, sharp
* (having no purpose) useful, pointful