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undirected

[uhn-di-rek-tid, -dahy-] /ˌʌn dɪˈrɛk tɪd, -daɪ-/
adjective
1.
not directed; not guided:
He wasted his time on undirected activity.
2.
bearing no address, as a letter.
Origin of undirected
1590-1600
1590-1600; un-1 + directed
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  • They did not stop their work on "the ship-duffle," but it became aimless and undirected.

    Angel Island Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • Men ran here and there, as if undirected, not knowing what to do.

  • There is, indeed, no end to the depraved broodings which may come to an empty and undirected mind.

  • Both are mischievous when undirected, and both are glorious when used for good.

    Three Things Elinor Glyn
  • And sometimes a clever man is a ne'er-do-weel, because his cleverness is undirected by principle.

    An Old English Home S. Baring-Gould
  • But there is something to be said for "undirected relief" quite the same.

  • When we break these rules, and follow the undirected wanderings of fancy, we can form no rules to regulate our words.

    Lectures on Language William S. Balch
  • He thrust into Merry's hand a soiled, sealed and undirected envelope.

    Frank Merriwell's Backers Burt L. Standish
  • This, however, cannot be done by casual and undirected emigration of the old kind.

    Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge
  • They are said to be due to the undirected and unintended operation of physical laws.

    What is Darwinism? Charles Hodge
British Dictionary definitions for undirected

undirected

/ˌʌndɪˈrɛktɪd; -daɪ-/
adjective
1.
lacking a clear purpose or objective
2.
(of a letter, parcel, etc) having no address
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