clueless

adjective clue·less \ ˈklü-ləs \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of clueless

1 : having or providing no clue
  • a clueless case for the police to solve
2 : completely or hopelessly bewildered, unaware, ignorant, or foolish
  • clueless about what they want

cluelessly

adverb
    • I played dumb. I have arrived at a point in my life where I can perform this stunt with aplomb. "What do you mean?" I asked, as cluelessly as I knew how.
    • —Steve Friedman

cluelessness

noun
    • Mowrey is also trying to make a deer hunter of Bentley, whose cluelessness as an outdoors-man is a rich source of amusement to his country-boy crony.
    • —Austin Murphy

Examples of clueless in a Sentence

  1. When it comes to computers, I'm clueless.

  2. They were clueless about what to do.

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First Known Use of clueless

1743


CLUELESS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of clueless for English Language Learners

  • : not having knowledge about something : unable to understand something



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