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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Quality or state of having no ties to society so no basis for stablility; Also: Quality or state of not being in accord with the environment.

Usage examples (40)
  • While there's a certain rootlessness and solitude to nomadism, I suppose that I am, as my father asserts, fundamentally a Bedouin.
  • Charles Taylor contemplates "rootlessness," his fellow Salon
  • A feeling of "rootlessness" took over among the tribe members, and so did diabetes.
  • Their common characteristic is their rootlessness. for more
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