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rootless (adj.)

late 14c., roteles, "without roots, having no root," from root (n.) + -less. Figurative use by 1650s. Related: Rootlessly; rootlessness.

updated on September 28, 2021

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Definitions of rootless from WordNet

rootless (adj.)
wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community;
a rootless wanderer
Synonyms: vagabond
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.