free-floating

[ free-floh-ting ]
/ ˈfriˈfloʊ tɪŋ /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. free-bored,
  2. free-born,
  3. free-cutting,
  4. free-fall,
  5. free-fire zone,
  6. free-floating anxiety,
  7. free-for-all,
  8. free-form,
  9. free-hand,
  10. free-handed

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 Formsfree-floater, noun

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