Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without a purpose

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no object; purposeless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no object; purposeless; aimless.

Etymologies

object +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The most basic approach to attention is referred to as "objectless" -- not focusing on any specific "scene" or aspect of experience, but just looking and marveling at the wide range of scenery as it comes and goes ....

    Therese Borchard: 6 Steps To Quiet The Mind

  • Zen meditation is offered as the radical practice of "objectless meditation," a path of relinquishing all things, including the self.

    Rev. Zesho Susan O'Connell: Zen Practice Is Difficult And Dangerous

  • "To come out into an objectless view/Which is the true aim of all poetry," is a definition I use in my poems.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • But in 2010, as Chairman of that same Committee, Kerry has played idle spectator to the objectless, trillion dollar, 10-year-old war in Afghanistan that is making the United States less safe and less free.

    Bruce Fein: John Kerry's Afghan Dereliction of Duty

  • The simple yet profound question "Who Am I?" can then reveal one's self not to be the endless tyranny of the ego - personality, but objectless Freedom of Being -- the Primordial Consciousness in which all states and all objects come and go as manifestations of the eternal unborn Self that YOU ARE.

    Flower Heads and Grain

  • I'm not one who needs an explanation for everything, but this movie just seemed objectless to me in some areas and just needed a couple more lines of dialogue to make things a little clearer but still vague.

    Trick ‘r Treat Director Talks Sequel | /Film

  • The breeze was blowing briskly in the trees, Cosette was meditating; an objectless sadness was taking possession of her little by little, that invincible sadness evoked by the evening, and which arises, perhaps, who knows, from the mystery of the tomb which is ajar at that hour.

    Les Miserables

  • He was only a poor young man dreaming in an objectless way.

    Les Miserables

  • Hence, in these not very attractive places, indelibly stamped by the passing stroller with the epithet: melancholy, the apparently objectless promenades of the dreamer.

    Les Miserables

  • Both became overshadowed by a new and indefinable horror; and when I awoke — or rather when I shook off the lethargy that bound me in my chair – my whole frame thrilled with objectless and unintelligible fear.

    David Copperfield

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