Definition of clueless in US English:



  • Having no knowledge, understanding, or ability.

    ‘you're clueless about how to deal with the world’
    • ‘He looked so clueless and confused that they started laughing even harder.’
    • ‘If you have a child who is clueless about fashion, help him to dress the part and look as much like the other kids as possible.’
    • ‘He made the other guy out to be a bit of a clueless idiot, and himself as the only person that could be really relied upon to know what was going on.’
    • ‘He was not a bad guy at heart - clueless, yeah, but certainly not heartless.’
    • ‘But they are clueless when it comes to persuading the users to observe this etiquette.’
    • ‘They are clueless about true creativity, and rarely have the ability to recognise it when they see it.’
    • ‘What strikes me most about this chapter is just how clueless some academic critics are.’
    • ‘In school, we were the meek, the shunned, the clueless, the kids with no social life or social status.’
    • ‘The problem is that most of us are still hopelessly clueless about wireless.’
    • ‘He is completely clueless when it comes to realising that people don't really care that much.’
    • ‘How can one man be so capable and intelligent and genuine, and yet so clueless about how to treat a woman?’
    • ‘Maybe we were just a bunch of clueless tourists passing through and not at all in tune with the countries we went to.’
    • ‘But for some strange reason he is drawn to this clueless, blond bimbo like a moth to a flame.’
    • ‘You just proved to me once and for all how incredibly clueless you really are!’
    • ‘My wife was clueless about my music and actually saw my first concert six months after our marriage.’
    • ‘Two years, and he's just as patronising, moronic, simpering and clueless as ever.’
    • ‘There are worrying stories of call centre employees who are clueless about managing their money.’
    • ‘I've had loads and loads of clueless people come around to fix my washing machine.’
    • ‘I don't see much point in these things anyway, but when it comes to using one, I'm completely clueless.’
    • ‘Many on the Continent regard the British as clueless and bumbling on the slopes, but less liable to be reckless.’
    • ‘A nice bloke offered to clip it on for me as I stood there looking clueless.’
    bewildered, bemused, puzzled, perplexed, baffled, stumped, mystified, stupefied, nonplussed, muddled, befuddled, fuddled, dumbfounded, at sea, at a loss, at sixes and sevens, thrown, thrown off balance, taken aback, disoriented, disconcerted, discomposed, troubled, discomfited, unnerved, shaken, shaken up, dazed, stunned, astonished, astounded
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