aim·​less | \ ˈām-ləs How to pronounce aimless (audio) \

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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“Aimless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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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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Nglish: Translation of aimless for Spanish Speakers


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