Unusual vs Pointless - What's the difference?

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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.

unusual

English

Alternative forms

* unusuall (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Unlike what is expected; differing in some way from the norm.
  • *
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  • Not usual.
  • Synonyms

    * (different from the expected) abnormal, rare, strange, weird, (stronger) extraordinary ** See also

    Antonyms

    * (different from the expected) normal, usual

    pointless

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having no point or sharp tip; terminating squarely or in a rounded end.
  • a pointless sword
    a pointless knife
  • Having no prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.
  • a pointless remark
    The sequel to the film was even more pointless than the original
  • Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.
  • '' Since the decision has already been made, further discussion seems pointless .
  • (mathematics) Without points.
  • a pointless topology

    Synonyms

    * (having no point or tip) blunt, dull, obtuse * (having no purpose) needless, purposeless, redundant, superfluous * (l)

    Antonyms

    * (not sharp) pointed, sharp * (having no purpose) useful, pointful

    Derived terms

    * pointlessly * pointlessness