aimless

adjective aim·less \ ˈām-ləs \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of aimless

: without aim or purpose : not having a goal or purpose
  • … we would not get to sit on the verandah drinking cold beer at the end of the day, starting up aimless conversations with other couples …
  • —Alexandra Kennedy
  • Some years, you feel that nothing much is being made except plotless tales about aimless young people wasting time …
  • —Robin Buss
  • The wind blew, the shad were nowhere to be found, even steady use of our fish locator and aimless trolling around the lakes failed to provoke a single strike.
  • —Steve Davis

aimlessly

adverb
    • … whenever they had the chance, he and Zave would climb the steep streets and walk aimlessly beneath the arching trees, looking at the mansions.
    • —James A. Michener

aimlessness

noun
    • … my friends are all prematurely successful in their worthwhile, absorbing careers, and I am frightening my parents and maybe even myself with my aimlessness.
    • —Daphne Uviller

First Known Use of aimless

1583

in the meaning defined above

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AIMLESS Defined for Kids

aimless

adjective aim·less \ ˈām-ləs \

Definition of aimless for Students

: lacking a goal or purpose
  • an aimless existence
  • aimless conversations

aimlessly

adverb
  • wandered aimlessly


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