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aimless

[eym-lis] /ˈeɪm lɪs/
adjective
1.
without aim; purposeless.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; aim + -less
Related forms
aimlessly, adverb
aimlessness, noun
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  • His government has turned out to be as incompetent, aimless and tainted by scandal as its predecessors.
  • West's film is a visual manifestation of the trapped psychology and the deeply unsettling anxieties of the aimless.
  • If she's a bit aimless and lonely, she's not especially aware of it.
  • The current distribution process is aimless and is not cost-effective.
  • Many thought themselves destined for big things but were gone or aimless soon after they were created.
  • Common signs are changes in facial expressions, restlessness or aimless pulling at clothes.
British Dictionary definitions for aimless

aimless

/ˈeɪmlɪs/
adjective
1.
having no goal, purpose, or direction
Derived Forms
aimlessly, adverb
aimlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for aimless
adj.

1620s, from aim (n.) + -less. Related: Aimlessly; aimlessness.

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