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aimless

[eym-lis] /ˈeɪm lɪs/
adjective
1.
without aim; purposeless.
Origin of aimless
1620-1630
1620-30; aim + -less
Related forms
aimlessly, adverb
aimlessness, noun
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  • To put all this on paper is weak and aimless, yet it seems to ease my sadness.

    The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford
  • After all their piety was aimless and of no utility to humanity.

  • Wandering in this aimless humour, I turned up a lane and found myself following the course of the bright little river.

    Essays of Travel Robert Louis Stevenson
  • aimless also, I turned into the Mall, and again I started at the sight of a known figure.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Levasseur nodded in response, with the same silent, aimless grin, and disappeared through the garden door of the library.

    Elizabeth's Campaign Mrs. Humphrey Ward
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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