If you're aimless, you don't have a destination or a goal in mind. Aimless wandering through a forest might take you in circles, or worse yet, get you lost.

The adjective aimless is good for describing things that have no particular purpose or plan. You might prefer traveling with a map or GPS, while your best friend likes to drive in an aimless way, turning down dirt roads or exiting the highway impulsively. When you call a person aimless, you probably mean that he doesn't appear to have any ambition: "My brother's an aimless drifter." Aimless comes from aim, "purpose" or "target."

Definitions of aimless
  1. adjective
    aimlessly drifting
    synonyms: adrift, afloat, directionless, planless, rudderless, undirected
    not evidencing any purpose or goal
  2. adjective
    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
    synonyms: drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant
    not settled or established
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