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adrift

a·drift

adrift

 
pronunciation:
drIft
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not anchored, as a boat; drifting.
The boat had become unmoored and was now adrift in the sea.
synonyms:
awash, drifting
similar words:
astray, at sea, rootless, unsettled, wandering
definition 2: without purpose or decisiveness.
His life is adrift.
synonyms:
aimless, directionless, drifting, indecisive, irresolute, purposeless
similar words:
uncertain
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: without anchor, as a boat; drifting.
The ship was set adrift by the storm.
synonyms:
awash, drifting
definition 2: in a purposeless or indecisive manner.
Her thoughts wandered adrift.
synonyms:
aimlessly, indecisively, irresolutely, purposelessly