Only three were as utterly rude and idealess as they used to be at Christmas.
On general subjects they are idealess and voiceless beyond monosyllables.
At such times a man is indeed helpless, and Drake stood overwhelmed and idealess.
We have listened to all the drowsy, idealess, vapid sermons that we wish to hear.
Their special horror is of the compulsory theme, extracted from unwilling and idealess minds.
late 14c., "archetype of a thing in the mind of God; Platonic `idea,'" from Latin idea "idea," and in Platonic philosophy "archetype," from Greek idea "ideal prototype," literally "the look of a thing (as opposed to the reality); form; kind, sort, nature," from idein "to see," from PIE *wid-es-ya-, suffixed form of root *weid- "to see" (see vision). Sense of "result of thinking" first recorded 1640s.
Men of one idea, like a hen with one chicken, and that a duckling. [Thoreau, "Walden"]Idée fixe (1836) is from French, literally "fixed idea."
idea i·de·a (ī-dē'ə)
Something, such as a thought or conception, that potentially or actually exists in the mind as a product of mental activity.