Definition of Rootlessness

1. Noun. The property of being rootless. ¹



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Definition of Rootlessness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootlessness

rootiest
rootiness
rootinesses
rooting
rooting reflex
rootings
rootkit
rootkits
rootkitted
rootkitting
rootle
rootled
rootles
rootless
rootlessly
rootlessness (current term)
rootlessnesses
rootlet
rootlet system
rootlets
rootlike
rootling
rootlings
roots
roots of olfactory tract
roots of trigeminal nerve
rootsier
rootsiest
rootstalk
rootstalks

Literary usage of Rootlessness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (1913)
"THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY —^—^^—^ bewildered at finding no corresponding sense of solidarity in Undine; and little Paul's rootlessness, his lack of all ..."

2. The Bookman (1907)
"... manages to convey the sterile rootlessness of those detached sons of Israel, in contrast with the depths of meaning which life holds for such favoured ..."

3. The Middle East and North Africa: The Challenge to Western Security by Peter Duignan, Lewis H. Gann (1981)
"Both shared a distrust of British "imperialism" as well as a pervasive mistrust of Western "materialism," "rootlessness," "urban decadence," and other ..."

4. Pan by Knut Hamsun (1921)
"Their common characteristic is their rootlessness. They have no real home, because to Hamsun a home is unthinkable apart from a space of soil possessed in ..."

5. The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1877-1945 by Clayton D. Laurie, Ronald H. Cole (1997)
"... to most urban and rural conservatives of the middle and upper classes, embodied all the evils of contemporary society: immorality, poverty, rootlessness ..."

6. U.S.-Japan Strategic Reciprocity: A Neo-Internationalist View by Edward A. Olsen (1985)
"Emotional nationalists include intellectuals whose frustration with Japan's ideological and cultural rootlessness, a result of its preoccupation with ..."

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