be, seem
consider sth, find sth, think sth

She considered it pointless to plan in too much detail.

make sth, render sth

This renders the project pointless.

absolutely, completely, entirely, quite, totally, utterly

The whole discussion was utterly pointless.

almost, fairly, pretty, rather, somewhat
a little, slightly, etc.
apparently, seemingly

The film is entertaining but ultimately pointless.

Pointless is used with these nouns: ↑argument, ↑conversation, ↑exercise, ↑waste

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