free-floating

[ free-floh-ting ]
/ ˈfriˈfloʊ tɪŋ /

adjective

(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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Origin of free-floating

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for free-floating

free-floating

adjective

unattached or uncommitted, as to a cause, a party, etc

Derived forms of free-floating

free-floater, noun
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