aimless

[eym-lis]
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Origin of aimless

First recorded in 1620–30; aim + -less
Related formsaim·less·ly, adverbaim·less·ness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of aimless

Historical Examples of aimless

  • After all their piety was aimless and of no utility to humanity.

  • Aimless also, I turned into the Mall, and again I started at the sight of a known figure.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

    George MacDonald

  • He was crossing the Rue Mont Blanc with every appearance of an aimless stroller.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • It might be thought that the fair Frances led an aimless and idle life.

    'Charge It'

    Irving Bacheller

  • Another lot were kicking about a football in an aimless way.

    Follow My leader

    Talbot Baines Reed


British Dictionary definitions for aimless

aimless

adjective
  1. having no goal, purpose, or direction
Derived Formsaimlessly, adverbaimlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for aimless
adj.

1620s, from aim (n.) + -less. Related: Aimlessly; aimlessness.

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