aimless

adjective
aim·less | \ ˈām-ləs \

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

Other words from aimless

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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The first known use of aimless was in 1583

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aimless

adjective
aim·less | \ ˈām-ləs \

Kids Definition of aimless

: lacking a goal or purpose an aimless existence aimless conversations

Other words from aimless

aimlessly adverb wandered aimlessly

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