Definition of clueless in English:



  • Having no knowledge, understanding, or ability.

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