Definition of aimless in English:



  • Without purpose or direction.

    ‘an aimless, ungratifying life’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We watch his feet as he wanders in aimless circles trying to determine his direction.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There was also a lot of aimless and ill-directed kicking from both sides but suddenly England struck and from an unexpected source.’
    • ‘She walked into the direction of the Library, as I continued my aimless wandering down the halls.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This is a troubling image, redolent of something locked in an aimless subterranean existence.’
    • ‘You can see bulging veins in foreheads as determined gift-hunters try to fight through the meandering, aimless shoppers.’
    • ‘Education should not be aimless and there should be a direction to it.’
    • ‘This is again a tribute to the producer's ability to involve the youth in something other than aimless time wasting or even worse.’
    • ‘Further, this conception renders purposeful art at best aimless and at worst nonsensical.’
    • ‘I had been wandering around the supermarket in an aimless and lethargic fashion when I found myself browsing in the frozen section.’
    • ‘Marina sat on the edge of the bed as Eldon directed his aimless attention to the ceiling.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And yet, for some reason, we're largely aimless, apathetic, and narcissistic.’
    • ‘The stroll looks innocuously aimless enough, random conversation and desultory gaits all firmly in place.’
    • ‘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.’
    purposeless, pointless, goalless, undirected, objectless, unfocused, without purpose, without goal
    unambitious, purposeless, undirected, apathetic, goalless
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