Definition of directionless in English:

directionless

adjective

  • Lacking in general aim or purpose.

    ‘music which bordered on directionless experimentalism’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The drunkard fathers, violence, poverty, promiscuity, and lack of values and guidance leave these children directionless.’
    • ‘They argue that democracy is messy, slow and directionless, and politicians to the last man are undisciplined, incompetent and corrupt.’
    • ‘His sets always seemed a bit flat and directionless to me.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The bombing of wedding parties reveals much about the directionless and aimless war in Afghanistan.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To be honest I felt a bit weird today, a little directionless perhaps, with a vague feeling of aimlessness.’
    • ‘Lacklustre, uninspiring, steady, directionless and going sideways - these are the phrases traders have been using to sum up their working year.’
    • ‘This displayed much-needed savvy, yet the SNP leader still struggles to impose his authority on his increasingly fractious and directionless party.’
    • ‘It's not a directionless drift but has meaning and purpose.’
    • ‘Bored with the past, uncertain about the future, Russia's directionless young adults are living for the moment.’
    • ‘Charlotte was spending more and more time alone, growing up in a kind of free-fall; directionless, confused, and always scared.’
    • ‘They rather seem directionless, as indicated by their general lack of motivation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At present it feels like a lost cause, and the SNP seems directionless, ennuied and underachieving.’
    • ‘At a time when museums and heritage organisations feel somewhat outdated and directionless, global warming provides a quick-fix rallying point.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is a clear testimony of how petty and directionless the opposition politicians have become and clearly drags the democratic process backwards.’
    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/