designless


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designless

(dɪˈzaɪnlɪs)
adj
1. without a design, unplanned
2. purposeless, unintentional
3. literary not designing or scheming
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The dissolution of Sutpen's order closely mirrors the future without caste dreaded by white men in the postwar South; not surprisingly, disquiet about designless Southern futures imbues the Sutpen story told by Mr Compson and retold by Quentin and Shreve.
D I S S A V A G E D dissavage, verb, OED I K H A T A R E N E Ikhatarene, Morocco, 33[degrees] 17' N, 4[degrees] 44' W, NIMA S H O R T L I N G S shortlings, OED morling, 1833 quote S A R A R E S T I I Sararestii, Romania, 44[degrees] 56' N, 24[degrees] 52' E, NIMA A T T R I S T I N G attristing, OED attrist, verb V A L E S T O L E N Valestolen, Norway, 60[degrees] 49' N, 5[degrees] 32' E, NIMA A R I S T O T I L L aristotill, OED advertise, 1477 quote G E N T I L I T E E OED gentility, 1546 quote E N G I N E L E S S engineless, Webster2 D E S I G N L E S S designless, OED
Rather, they invite us into a dense and carefully textured habitat in which the celebration of language, of wit, and of thought in general demonstrates what rescues us from (at our best moments) or damns us to (at our worst) the inarticulate and designless postmodern environment that, as Wordsworth knew all too well already two centuries ago, is too much with us.