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rootless

[root-lis, roo t-] /ˈrut lɪs, ˈrʊt-/
adjective
1.
having no roots.
2.
having no basis of stability; unsteady:
a rootless feeling resulting from economic and social change.
3.
having no place or position in society; not in accord with the environment:
the homeless, rootless wanderer.
Origin of rootless
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English rooteles. See root1, -less
Related forms
rootlessness, noun
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rootless

/ˈruːtlɪs/
adjective
1.
having no roots, esp (of a person) having no ties with a particular place or community
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Word Origin and History for rootless
adj.

late 14c., from root (n.) + -less. Related: Rootlessly; rootlessness.

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