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[uhn-di-rek-tid, -dahy-]
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  1. not directed; not guided: He wasted his time on undirected activity.
  2. bearing no address, as a letter.
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Origin of undirected

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + directed
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Examples from the Web for undirected

Historical Examples

  • That is only due to the fact that their energy is undirected, not that they can do nothing.

    The Machinery of the Universe

    Amos Emerson Dolbear

  • Men ran here and there, as if undirected, not knowing what to do.

  • Both are mischievous when undirected, and both are glorious when used for good.

    Three Things

    Elinor Glyn

  • But there is something to be said for "undirected relief" quite the same.

  • They did not stop their work on "the ship-duffle," but it became aimless and undirected.

    Angel Island

    Inez Haynes Gillmore

British Dictionary definitions for undirected


  1. lacking a clear purpose or objective
  2. (of a letter, parcel, etc) having no address
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