aimless


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Synonyms for aimless

Synonyms for aimless

without aim, purpose, or intent

Synonyms for aimless

continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

References in classic literature ?
At the time it seemed little more than aimless chatter.
The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.
She was picking up one object after another now, and putting each down, in an aimless fashion quite unlike her usual decisiveness.
Indeed, I wore myself down with continual and aimless goings and comings in the rain.
Levin could not have believed three months before that he could have gone quietly to sleep in the condition in which he was that day, that leading an aimless irrational life, living too beyond his means, after drinking to excess (he could not call what happened at the club anything else), forming inappropriately friendly relations with a man with whom his wife had once been in love, and a still more inappropriate call upon a woman who could only be called a lost woman, after being fascinated by that woman and causing his wife distress--he could still go quietly to sleep.
His mind became concentrated upon himself in an aimless, idle way, and when something pushed lightly at the back of his knees he nearly, as the saying is, jumped out of his skin.
BOOS echoed around Stadio Flaminio at the end of a game stricken by the curse of the aimless kick.
After researchers claimed that complicated electronic "brain trainers" have no effect, it emerged that apparently aimless scribblings help people to recall information.
Most visitors are content to peer down into these badlands from Kachina Point, or view it through the windows of the historic Painted Desert Inn (currently undergoing an extensive restoration), but Carranza had urged me to descend into the badlands for some aimless exploration.
With its mesmerizing oppositional and aimless tracks, this rerelease, from the same fraught world ('70s West Germany) as Baader-Meinhof, encapsulates that culture's urge to self-define.
In the less successful pieces, the meeting of dance traditions seemed forced or unconvincing: French choreographer Fred Bendongue combined traditional African dance, tap, and break dance in an aimless brew; Germaine Acogny (of both France and Senegal) premiered an evening-length work in which African elements seemed little more than an excuse for pretension.
If you're tired of IRC and aimless surfing, take a look at Odigo.
Disappointed Hull coach Richard Agar said after a third straight defeat all but ended their play-off hopes: "We were quite aimless and erratic in the first half and, at times, probably looked like what we are - a team that's not doing much training together.
Our potentially useful midfield is under-used as all we seem to do is punt long, aimless balls up the park.
Avina views his job as a community service, offering aimless recruits a chance to join an organization that provides direction and discipline and a sense of pride.