aimless

[ eym-lis ]
/ ˈeɪm lɪs /

adjective

without aim; purposeless.

Nearby words

  1. aim,
  2. aim to,
  3. aimak,
  4. aimee,
  5. aiming point,
  6. aimlessly,
  7. ain,
  8. ain't,
  9. aind,
  10. aineias

Origin of aimless

First recorded in 1620–30; aim + -less

Related formsaim·less·ly, adverbaim·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for aimlessly

aimless

/ (ˈeɪmlɪs) /

adjective

having no goal, purpose, or direction
Derived Formsaimlessly, adverbaimlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for aimlessly

aimless

adj.

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

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