[ root-lis, roo t- ]
/ ˈrut lɪs, ˈrʊt- /
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; not in accord with the environment: the homeless, rootless wanderer.
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Origin of rootless
OTHER WORDS FROM rootlessroot·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rootlessness
/ (ˈruːtlɪs) /
having no roots, esp (of a person) having no ties with a particular place or community
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