[root-lis, roo t-]
- having no roots.
- having no basis of stability; unsteady: a rootless feeling resulting from economic and social change.
- having no place or position in society; not in accord with the environment: the homeless, rootless wanderer.
Origin of rootless
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- having no roots, esp (of a person) having no ties with a particular place or community
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Word Origin and History for rootlessness
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