rootlessness


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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.

rootlessness

(ˈruːtləsnɪs)
n
the state of having no roots, esp (of a person) having no ties with a particular place or community
Translations

rootlessness

[ˈruːtləsnɪs] ndéracinement mroot stock nporte-greffe mroot vegetable ntubercule mroot word nmot m racine
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This feeling of alienation results in a 'sense of rootlessness, of nonparticipation, of being another stranger in the lonely crowd.'
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But there is not a single obscene term in Lolita, and aficionados of erotica are likely to find it a dud." + 2005: Lolita "keeps the promise of genius" + 2018: "Lolita will always be both ravishing and shocking" uA On the Road (Jack Kerouac) "is most readable" but "disappoints" (1957) "Mr Kerouac makes considerable play with [Dean's] disorderly childhood, his hitch in the reform school, and his rootlessness, but his activities seem less a search for stability than a determined pursuit of euphoria.
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