Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without rule, regularity, or method; disorderly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Being without order or regularity; disorderly; out of rule.

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  • adjective Devoid of order or arrangement; chaotic.

Etymologies

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order +‎ -less

Examples

  • What's resulted from this orderless environment is the type of news coverage that has drawn the White House's ire, whether it consists of horse-race chatter or rumor-mongering.

    'Professional Left' Saga Says More About Media Than Obama

  • In my house you will get one kind of vodka, which is an otherwise orderless, tasteless, neutral spirit with one purpose that can be met by any run-of-network vodka that will be (fall-down-drunk, for fall-down-drunk) cheaper.

    Jarvis Coffin: The Rise of the Audience Marketplace

  • In our black, orderless, zigzag streets, we can show nothing to compare with the magnificent array of the Rue de

    Roundabout Papers

  • It is then to be understood, that absolute equality produceth transparence, inequality in simple order or proportion produceth whiteness, inequality in compound or respective order or proportion produceth all other colours, and absolute or orderless inequality produceth blackness; which diversity, if so gross a demonstration be needful, may be signified by four tables; a blank, a chequer, a fret, and a medley; whereof the fret is evident to admit great variety.

    Valerius Terminus: of the interpretation of Nature

  • This pneuma — orderless except under soul — how can it contain order, reason, intelligence?

    The Six Enneads.

  • The seat of the agency is an orderless village gathered about a green-shored little lake, and includes the office of the agent, the post-office, a warehouse for supplies, a meat-shop, two trading-stores and an untidy and comfortless hotel.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • She returned just in time to catch the boat, flushed, tired, and orderless.

    Emma McChesney and Co.

  • But the course of my life, when I look back, is as orderless as a trickle of water that is diverted and guided by every pebble and crevice and grass-root it encounters.

    Beyond Life

  • He never dreamed of absolutely barbaric or orderless epochs, nor of happenings (so far as he could ascertain) elsewhere than in Europe and

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • Experience without Thought, is largely an orderless flux.

    Progress and History

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