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root·less

 (ro͞ot′lĭs, ro͝ot′-)
adj.
1. Having no roots.
2. Not belonging to a particular place or society: rootless refugees in a strange country.

root′less·ness n.

rootless

(ˈruːtlɪs)
adj
having no roots, esp (of a person) having no ties with a particular place or community

root•less

(ˈrut lɪs, ˈrʊt-)

adj.
1. having no roots.
2. having no basis of stability; unsteady: a rootless feeling.
3. having no place or position in society: a rootless wanderer.
[1325–75]
root′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rootless - wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or communityrootless - wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community; "led a vagabond life"; "a rootless wanderer"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"

rootless

adjective footloose, homeless, roving, transient, itinerant, vagabond rootless young people
Translations

rootless

[ˈruːtlɪs] ADJ [person etc] → desarraigado

rootless

[ˈruːtləs] adj [person] → déraciné(e); [life] → sans racines

rootless

adj plantwurzellos; (fig) personohne Wurzeln; a rootless existenceein wurzelloses Leben, ein Leben ohne Wurzeln

rootless

[ˈruːtlɪs] adj (person) → senza radici
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Without affordable, secure, safe housing we risk creating a rootless generation, drifting from one shortterm tenancy to the next, never staying long enough to play a role in their community.
Without affordable, secure, safe housing we risk creating a rootless generation, drifting from one short-term tenancy to the next, never staying long enough to play a role in their community.
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