Definition of Aimless

1. Adjective. Aimlessly drifting.

Exact synonyms: Adrift, Afloat, Directionless, Planless, Rudderless, Undirected
Similar to: Purposeless
Derivative terms: Aimlessness



2. Adjective. Continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another. "Vagrant hippies of the sixties"
Exact synonyms: Drifting, Floating, Vagabond, Vagrant
Similar to: Unsettled
Derivative terms: Aimlessness, Vagabond, Vagabond, Vagrancy, Vagrant

Definition of Aimless

1. a. Without aim or purpose; as, an aimless life.

Definition of Aimless

1. Adjective. Without aim, purpose, or direction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aimless

1. lacking direction or purpose [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aimless

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aimer
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aimest
aimeth
aimful
aimfully
aimin'
aiming
aimless (current term)
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aimlessnesses
aims
aimworthiness
aimworthy
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Literary usage of Aimless

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1. History of New England by John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1897)
"... Under French officers and French priests, the war continued to be conducted with cruelty as aimless as it was brutal. Expeditions like those from ..."

2. Philosophy of Rhetoric: By John Bascom by John Bascom (1882)
"No composition is aimless, not even soliloquy. If it were aimless, there could be no criticism, no excellence, no rules guiding its structure, ..."

3. Libraries and Readers by William Eaton Foster (1883)
"CORRECTION OF aimless READING.* DOUBTLESS one of the chief perils of a beginner in the use of a library, lies in acquiring a habit of aimless and ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"... will not easily admit of any great proficiency in what is the aimless, though beautiful and improving pursuit of a nation's childhood. ..."

5. Hymns by Frederick William Faber (1871)
"Fever, and fret, and aimless stir, And disappointed strife, All chafing unsuccessful things, Make up the sura of life. 2. ..."

6. Sentence and Theme: Composition for the First Year of High School by Charles Henshaw Ward (1917)
"There are cases in which sentences cannot be understood because nouns have not been repeated. 100. But aimless repetition spoils a theme. ..."

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