Definitions

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  • adjective purposeless. Opposite of purposeful.

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  • adjective Lacking direction; aimless.

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  • adjective aimlessly drifting

Etymologies

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direction +‎ -less

Examples

  • Australian sharemarket slips off intraday high ahead of European debt talks AUSTRALIA'S sharemarket continued to climb but closed off the day's highs in trade described as directionless by one trader, as the local market awaits news from Europe about Greek debt situation.

    The Australian | News |

  • The president "will describe it as a sharp break with what officials called a directionless and under-resourced conflict inherited from the Bush administration," notes the Post.

    Slate Magazine

  • The president "will describe it as a sharp break with what officials called a directionless and under-resourced conflict inherited from the Bush administration," notes the Post.

    Slate Magazine

  • Good minds can go bad in government, where process dominates logic and ensures the kind of directionless adventures we undertake in the region.

    Sharmine Narwani: Chas Freeman Lets Rip on Israel as a Strategic Liability

  • The weather is heating up in the Northeast, the price of oil is down, stock futures are up, kind of directionless trading.

    CNN Transcript Jan 25, 2005

  • So, you got a guy down there who is kind of directionless, clueless and not terribly happy.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2001

  • Australian shares ended flat after a "directionless" day of trading THE Australian share market closed flat on Monday after a directionless day with some falls in the financial sector.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Australian shares ended flat after a "directionless" day of trading THE Australian share market closed flat on Monday after a directionless day with some falls in the financial sector.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Australian shares ended flat after a "directionless" day of trading THE Australian share market closed flat on Monday after a directionless day with some falls in the financial sector.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Patna: Terming the union budget as 'directionless', opposition RJD Delhi, Feb. 26 (ANI): The General Budget present by the Union Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday before the Parliament evoked mixed reaction across

    WN.com - Articles related to Rural women key to economic growth, says UN agricultural development official

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