directionlessness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From directionless +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dʌɪˈɹɛkʃənləsnəs/

Noun[edit]

directionlessness ‎(uncountable)

  1. Absence of direction.
    • 2007 August 4, Allan Kozinn, “The Generation of ’38, Still Kicking”, in New York Times[1]:
      But with unstructured improvisation, the risk that directionlessness will give way to pointlessness is high.
    • 2013, Jenny Turner, ‘A Girl and a Gun’, London Review of Books, vol. 35 no. 19:
      The sector is booming and dullness and directionlessness are a plus.