Definition of directionless in English:

directionless

adjective

  • Lacking in general aim or purpose.

    ‘music which bordered on directionless experimentalism’
    • ‘I was leaving the next day, and even though I'd be returning to my present jobless, directionless chaos, I was glad to be going.’
    • ‘At present it feels like a lost cause, and the SNP seems directionless, ennuied and underachieving.’
    • ‘His sets always seemed a bit flat and directionless to me.’
    • ‘Bored with the past, uncertain about the future, Russia's directionless young adults are living for the moment.’
    • ‘The drunkard fathers, violence, poverty, promiscuity, and lack of values and guidance leave these children directionless.’
    • ‘These are not wild or bitter rebels nor the usual suspects, but MPs who see how out-of-touch and directionless the shrinking number of decision-makers at the top have become.’
    • ‘They argue that democracy is messy, slow and directionless, and politicians to the last man are undisciplined, incompetent and corrupt.’
    • ‘Lacklustre, uninspiring, steady, directionless and going sideways - these are the phrases traders have been using to sum up their working year.’
    • ‘It is a clear testimony of how petty and directionless the opposition politicians have become and clearly drags the democratic process backwards.’
    • ‘Prior to that, for all the pleasant green tinges to its public announcements, New Labour's actual approach had been utterly timid when directly opposed, and directionless when not.’
    • ‘The bombing of wedding parties reveals much about the directionless and aimless war in Afghanistan.’
    • ‘It's not a directionless drift but has meaning and purpose.’
    • ‘At a time when museums and heritage organisations feel somewhat outdated and directionless, global warming provides a quick-fix rallying point.’
    • ‘They rather seem directionless, as indicated by their general lack of motivation.’
    • ‘To be honest I felt a bit weird today, a little directionless perhaps, with a vague feeling of aimlessness.’
    • ‘To date, they have been rather directionless in their rebellions: 150 opposed the Government and demanded in effect that a tyrant be allowed to continue to torture and murder.’
    • ‘And she seemed to come to the conclusion that it was precisely because we have lost any sense of the grace of God and any notion of gratitude to a force greater than our own ambition that we are so directionless and shallow.’
    • ‘This displayed much-needed savvy, yet the SNP leader still struggles to impose his authority on his increasingly fractious and directionless party.’
    • ‘Charlotte was spending more and more time alone, growing up in a kind of free-fall; directionless, confused, and always scared.’
    • ‘Rather, Shaun (a great turn by Simon Pegg) is a directionless loser, trapped in a thankless job and a tired routine of pub/sleep/work.’
    unconnected, disconnected, without unity, disunited, discontinuous, fragmented, fragmentary, disorganized, disordered, muddled, mixed up, jumbled, garbled, incoherent, confused, fitful, erratic, spasmodic, patchy, scrappy, bitty, piecemeal
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Pronunciation

directionless

/dəˈrɛkʃnləs/