(of an emotional state) lacking an apparent cause, focus, or object; generalized: free-floating hostility.
(of people) uncommitted, as to a doctrine, political party, etc.; independent: free-floating opportunists.
capable of relatively free movement.
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How to use free-floating in a sentence
It is not so much a plan as an expression of free-floating contempt for college sports.
No explanation of anything in the world, just kind of a free-floating, dream-like thing.
As a result, health reform has become a bottomless receptacle for a host of free-floating fears harbored by many Americans.
free-floating, un-fulfillable desire: This is what propels Sylvia and Henry on their road trip.
At first, there was a dull resentment—a free-floating rage—which failed to find focus, but sought for outlet in any direction.Alarm Clock | Everett B. Cole
British Dictionary definitions for free-floating
unattached or uncommitted, as to a cause, a party, etc
- free-floater, noun
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