Definitions

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  • adj. Without a guide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a guide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a guide or means of guidance; wanting direction or a director.

Etymologies

guide +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All entries must follow the above stated guideless or be disqualified.

    The First Annual Super-Sekrit Friends Writing Contest

  • Your mother is crazed, blind, guideless, stumbling with every step as she nears a cliff.

    Becoming Enlightened

  • At some point the mural will be destroyed, leaving Harry and the rest of the world guideless.

    Just Finished Reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • Tonight they lay out somewhere below him, chartless, foodless, tentless, gunless — except for Hurree Babu, guideless.

    Kim

  • Little knew they the rack of pain which had driven Lucy almost into fever, and brought her out, guideless and reckless, urged and drugged to the brink of frenzy.

    Villette

  • The chapandaz with the calf was using both hands to fight off his rivals, and his mount, in the dust and struggle, was running blind and guideless.

    Call Of The Heart

  • She was thoroughly conscious that she had a will of her own and would like a chance to exercise it, still, she knew that in many cases without her stepmother she would be like a rudderless ship, a guideless traveller.

    Marcia Schuyler

  • It is not cheery, but dreary, to be left in pathlessness, blanketless, guideless, and with breadths of lake and mountain and Nature, shaggy and bearish, between man and man.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 62, December, 1862

  • There they stood, summer and winter, rain and shine, the silent, solemn, outstretched arms, and became landmarks to many a guideless traveller who had been told that his way would be by the first turn to the left or the right, after passing the last one of the Señora Moreno's crosses, which he couldn't miss seeing.

    Ramona

  • The firstborn of an indigent father inherits a double measure of the disadvantages of poverty, -- a joyless childhood, a guideless youth, and perhaps a mateless manhood, his own life being drained to feed the young of his father's begetting.

    The Promised Land

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