placeless

adjective
place·​less | \ ˈplās-ləs How to pronounce placeless (audio) \

Definition of placeless

1 : lacking a fixed location
2 : indistinguishable from other such places in appearance or character a placeless parking complex— T. J. Jablonsky

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Other Words from placeless

placelessly adverb
placelessness noun

Examples of placeless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to The New York Daily News, the city is in the process of relocating other unhoused people, many with disabilities, from a Midtown shelter in order to make room for the newly placeless former residents of the Upper West Side. Apoorva Tadepalli, The New Republic, "The Rhetorical Weapons of Liberal Nimbyism," 14 Sep. 2020 Hong Kong was always placeless, international, in flux, a portal to the world. Mary Hui, Quartz, "HSBC is China’s perfect victim," 11 June 2020 Although his career-long north star has been pleasantly placeless pop, Timberlake is a Memphis native. Daniel D'addario, Time, "Justin Timberlake’s Comeback Hasn’t Quite Worked. The Super Bowl Could Change That," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of placeless

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Placeless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/placeless. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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