Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having no obvious cause; fortuitous or inexplicable
  • adj. groundless or unreasonable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 1. Self-originating; uncreated.
  • adj. Without just or sufficient reason; groundless.
  • adv. Without cause or reason.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no cause or producing agent; self-originated; uncreated.
  • Without just ground, reason, or motive: as, causeless hatred; causeless fear.
  • Without cause.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having no cause or apparent cause
  • adj. having no justifying cause or reason

Etymologies

cause +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If any human acts may loosely be called causeless, they are the minor acts of a healthy man; whistling as he walks; slashing the grass with a stick; kicking his heels or rubbing his hands.

    Orthodoxy

  • With all this advance warning, the spectacle, two years later, of a "causeless" riot shouldn't have been surprising.

    Why Prisoners Riot

  • Orat.xxix. 490, ean ten apo chronon noes archen kai anarchos ho hui& 232; s, ouk archetai gar apo chronou ho chronon despotes. (ii) In the sense of anaitios, "causeless," "originis principio carens," it is applied to the Father alone, and not to the

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • Shimoff feels, from observing her own life as well as everyone else's she knows, that it is this kind of causeless love that we are missing.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Shakspeare, inspired, as it might seem, with all knowledge, here uses the word 'causeless' in its strict philosophical sense; -- cause being truly predicable only of 'phenomena', that is, things natural, and not of 'noumena', or things supernatural.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • They say miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons that is, scientists, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Conspiracy theories took hold: In the town of Oyster Bay, on Long Island, city counselors accused John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie of using their millions to corrupt “men and microbes” in order to create “causeless hysteria and . . . needless hardships.”

    The Panic Virus

  • In the concluding service on Yom Kippur, just before they went on their search and destroy mission, these people read from their prayer books and pleaded for an end to "plundering, fighting, destruction, calamity and quarrel, and causeless hatred."

    Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.: We Can Gather Together

  • He discusses aspects of cyclic existence: the continua of the physical world, the samsaric realms (in relation to levels of consciousness), human evolution, and the beginingless reincarnation of mental continua (versus causeless or random production of a first moment of mind).

    Nagarjuna's Bodhichitta Commentary

  • He discusses aspects of cyclic existence: the continua of the physical world, the samsaric realms (in relation to levels of consciousness), human evolution, and the beginningless reincarnation of mental continua (versus causeless or random production of a first moment of mind).

    Nagarjuna's Bodhichitta Commentary

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