A person or activity that is aimless has no clear purpose or plan.

Peters had been adrift and aimless...

After several hours of aimless searching they were getting low on fuel.

Derived words:
aimlessly ADV-GRADED ADV after v

I wandered around aimlessly.

aimlessness N-UNCOUNT

His sense of aimlessness increased.

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  • aimless — aim ► VERB 1) point (a weapon or camera) at a target. 2) direct at someone or something. 3) try to achieve something. ► NOUN 1) a purpose or intention. 2) the aiming of a weapon or missile. ● …   English terms dictionary

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