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rootless

[ root-lis, root- ]
/ ˈrut lɪs, ˈrʊt- /
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adjective
having no roots.
having no basis of stability; unsteady: a rootless feeling resulting from economic and social change.
having no place or position in society: a rootless wanderer.
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Origin of rootless

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English roteles; root1, +-less

OTHER WORDS FROM rootless

root·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rootless

rootless
/ (ˈruːtlɪs) /

adjective
having no roots, esp (of a person) having no ties with a particular place or community
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