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Synonyms for purposeless

without aim, purpose, or intent

lacking rational direction or purpose

Synonyms for purposeless

not evidencing any purpose or goal

serving no useful purpose

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Initially he started to remain absent from school classes and joined his friends to watch movies, play video games, smoke and wander purposelessly but this brought lot of fun for him.
The Members of Parliament are represented as dull and purposelessly lounging around, a stereotype Orientalist impression often made of the women of a harem: (6)
Indicating his current state of affairs, the speaker of the poem apologizes for having only read The Retreat from Moscow, a title that both indicates failed campaigns and foreshadows the dangerous aimlessness of the speaker and his brother who drive purposelessly, and where "Any minute now, something will happen," including either possible excitement or a possible accident, though, as Arthur F.
I have not made this show purposelessly And it is not by any concitation Of the backward devils.
Community pharmacy has spent too long, labored too hard and invested too much energy in building its reputation as the profession consumers most trust to see it come apart so quickly and purposelessly. Simply put, there are issues here that are more urgent and important than saving the customer a few dollars on a prescription drug.
(30) Line 7 seems almost paradoxical in that the words are not described as being spoken or articulated in anyway, but rather as purposelessly flying back and forth.
The orderly would stand motionless in the middle of the room, saying and doing nothing, apparently purposelessly. Then: "Seen early one morning, the orderly, upright, stock-still, expressionless, hugging the sick old man, quiet now, close to his chest, not a word passing between them.
although all he does at that price is illustrate what a hideous ragbag of losers it is that lollops purposelessly around the house.
He is fascinated by the plural and diverse ways that "tinkering" with animate nature purposelessly pulls off its evolutionary twists and turns.
Butler and Barnett define the aimless wanderer as one who is "disoriented" and "moves about purposelessly looking for some unknown location." This wanderer is the one more likely to be rummaging through others' belongings.
A great deal of our daily existence is spent just surviving, grazing on the events in front of us, not necessarily mindlessly or purposelessly, but doing what needs to be done.
If one reads the Agricola and Germania of Tacitus, one finds that the apparently purposelessly genocidal armies of Rome were massacring or assimilating us -- or at least our Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, French, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, German, and other European forebears -- in the name of attitudes with which we are presently all too familiar.
A host of prominent educators has pushed for an increased emphasis on regular team dialogue and for analysis of student performance data to promote measurable improvement.(9) If we take away this regular, data-driven interaction, we will get what we have always gotten - enormous effort, expended wastefully, often purposelessly; resulting in, as W.
Amazon walking purposelessly looking purposeful, let's face it.
Undulating purposelessly, with too much time and space on their hands, Miller and Yu appear more like drifting sea anemones than sages.