Definitions

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  • noun The state or quality of being planless.

Etymologies

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From planless +‎ -ness

Examples

  • It was the planlessness, the flimsy temporariness of the buildings, their faded unpleasant colors.

    Main Street

  • Spiritual and emotional planlessness is a definite reason for the failure of many people to meet their personal problems successfully.

    The Power of Positive Thinking

  • While molecular genetics has taught us the proper way to reconcile the characteristics of the living world, generation, development towards a goal, and decay, with the contrasting incorruptibility and planlessness of the physical world, it has not resolved our uncertainty about the proper way to relate this language to the notions of 'consciousness', 'mind', 'cognition',

    Max Delbrück - Nobel Lecture

  • Finally, the neo-anarchists insist on the spontaneity, the open-endedness, and the planlessness of their enterprises because the definition of universal ends and the elaboration of programmatic designs to - ward those ends entail the authority of the future over the present.

    AUTHORITY

  • But, with all this, there may be much incoherence and planlessness.

    A Handbook of Ethical Theory

  • There were not a few who saw things blackly in this respectand flayed the planlessness and heedlessness of the Reich's policies, andwell recognized their inner weakness and hollowness but these were onlyoutsiders in political life; the official government authorities passedby the observations of a Houston Stewart Chamberlain with the same indifferenceas still occurs today.

    Mein Kampf

  • It was the planlessness, the flimsy temporariness of the buildings, their faded unpleasant colors.

    Main Street

  • It was the planlessness, the flimsy temporariness of the buildings, their faded unpleasant colors.

    Main Street

  • But the planlessness of average human nature was of course the measure of his opportunity; and he smiled to think that every purposeless face he met was a guarantee of his own advancement, a rung in the ladder he meant to climb.

    The Blond Beast

  • But the planlessness of average human nature was of course the measure of his opportunity; and he smiled to think that every purposeless face he met was a guarantee of his own advancement, a rung in the ladder he meant to climb.

    The Blond Beast

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