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  • adj. Without pattern; random
  • adj. That do not cut around a pattern
  • adj. That does not belong to any known programming or markup pattern


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From pattern +‎ -less.


  • The search for patternless form persisted well beyond Schoenberg, of course, and may account for what the critic Henry Pleasants termed "the agony of modern music."

    Hear It, Feel It

  • When she remodeled the house — transformed it, really — she brought together golds, yellows, reds, greens, sage and Chinese lacquer, all unified by a carpet that might have pleased Jackson Pollack, a studiously patternless palette of color blotches that gave every first-time viewer pause.

    mjh's blog — 2010 — January

  • Marijuana, alcohol, and many other drugs will cause a spider to spin wild, patternless trash.

    Valentines, part the first

  • Dasaroi whirled around it in ancient pattern-dances or in patternless glee, ribbons flowing from hair - every ribbon its own shade of meaning.

    Valentines, part the first

  • Do you know about using a patternless paper towel to smooth the icing?

    Milk Chocolate Malt Ball Cupcakes

  • The map of large-scale structure looked like someone had scattered iron filings over a plate then briefly run a magnet underneath: no particular pattern, but in no way patternless.

    A Grand and Bold Thing

  • Other variations are infrequent and patternless enough to defy easy modeling.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Interesting SCOTUS Line-Up

  • He passed a kindergarten where thirty children and ten adults were mixing speech and thought in a frightful patternless mish-mash.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 5

  • To meet similarly patternless individuals, such as myself.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Did someone steal my bacon joke?

  • “I was up most of the night working on a patternless crossword puzzle.”

    I Am Not A Psychic!


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