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Without purpose or direction.‘an aimless existence’
purposeless, pointless, goalless, undirected, objectless, unfocused, without purpose, without goalunambitious, purposeless, undirected, apathetic, goallessView synonyms
- ‘Marina sat on the edge of the bed as Eldon directed his aimless attention to the ceiling.’
- ‘This is a troubling image, redolent of something locked in an aimless subterranean existence.’
- ‘She walked into the direction of the Library, as I continued my aimless wandering down the halls.’
- ‘There is a kind of aimless destructive energy in the villains who speak of their purpose.’
- ‘When that did not happen, there was no Plan B or Plan C in place, and the bowling looked embarrassingly aimless.’
- ‘Education should not be aimless and there should be a direction to it.’
- ‘See, you may think this is just an aimless ramble, but in fact it's all carefully thought out and planned right down to the last semi-colon.’
- ‘The early sparring was of the aimless variety, although Dundee had the ball in the net in the fifth minute after a corner taken by Stevie Robb on the left.’
- ‘Further, this conception renders purposeful art at best aimless and at worst nonsensical.’
- ‘This is again a tribute to the producer's ability to involve the youth in something other than aimless time wasting or even worse.’
- ‘The stroll looks innocuously aimless enough, random conversation and desultory gaits all firmly in place.’
- ‘We watch his feet as he wanders in aimless circles trying to determine his direction.’
- ‘And yet, for some reason, we're largely aimless, apathetic, and narcissistic.’
- ‘I had been wandering around the supermarket in an aimless and lethargic fashion when I found myself browsing in the frozen section.’
- ‘You can see bulging veins in foreheads as determined gift-hunters try to fight through the meandering, aimless shoppers.’
- ‘There was also a lot of aimless and ill-directed kicking from both sides but suddenly England struck and from an unexpected source.’
- ‘The commonly-held belief is that bank holiday weekends are just an excuse to laze around, be generally aimless and not do very much at all.’
- ‘It's a great relief for me to finally find this song, and be able to play it at my leisure, rather than just whistle an aimless tune to myself.’
- ‘It was cold and grey, as I remember Scotland being on those blank-faced days in winter when you're left feeling aimless and dull.’
- ‘I like to jump around, and would lead a fairly serene and aimless existence if it weren't for my friends always getting into trouble.’
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