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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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Examples for aimlessly
  • Without a theory and mechanism, data and evidence drift aimlessly on a boundless sea.
  • They'll hoist their weapons around cover and fire aimlessly to keep you suppressed.
  • Fifteen of them wander aimlessly in center field, shuffling a little, staying out of the way.
  • It makes for a nation that wanders along aimlessly with eyes and ears closed to new information.
  • But in today's age of mobile computing, you won't be wandering aimlessly.
  • How to drift aimlessly through adolescence and beyond.
  • Sheep without shepherds wandered aimlessly through the streets.
  • Now it's the computer that looms over children, enticing them to stare aimlessly at a screen for hours.
  • Panicky people were running aimlessly through the streets, yelling for lost children.
  • The gunman then walked through the store, apparently continuing to shoot aimlessly.
British Dictionary definitions for aimlessly

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 aimlessly

aimless

adj.

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

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