[ 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.

Origin of undirected

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + directed

Words Nearby undirected

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How to use undirected in a sentence

  • This phrase summed up the religion she had at last found after so much fervent, undirected search.

    The Squirrel-Cage | Dorothy Canfield
  • Thought absolutely undirected would be not even a dream—mere meaningless, chaotic atoms of thought.

  • He gives his hat to one footman and his cane to another, and mounts the great staircase unassisted and undirected.

    The Admirable Crichton | J. M. Barrie
  • His undirected feet had led him much too far uptown, following old habits.

    Badge of Infamy | Lester del Rey
  • Therefore when the blueskin pilot would have flung the Med Ship into undirected overdrive, Calhoun grew stern.

    Pariah Planet | Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for undirected


/ (ˌʌndɪˈrɛktɪd, -daɪ-) /

  1. lacking a clear purpose or objective

  2. (of a letter, parcel, etc) having no address

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