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di·rec·tion

 (dĭ-rĕk′shən, dī-)
n.
1. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation: The manager's direction of the sales campaign has been highly effective.
2. The art or action of directing a musical, theatrical, or cinematic production.
3.
a. An authoritative order or command: The supervisor shouted directions to employees in the warehouse.
b. Music A word or phrase in a score indicating how a passage is to be played or sung.
c. directions Instructions in how to do something or reach a destination: read the directions before assembling the grill; asked for directions in how to get to the lake.
4.
a. The course along which a person or thing is moving or must move to reach a destination: The boat left the bay and sailed in a northerly direction.
b. The point toward which a person or thing faces or is oriented: The twins stood back to back, looking in opposite directions.
5. A course or line of development; a tendency toward a particular end or goal: charting a new direction for the company.

[Middle English, arrangement, from Latin dīrēctiō, dīrēctiōn-, from dīrēctus, past participle of dīrigere, to direct; see direct.]

di·rec′tion·less adj.
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directionless

(dɪˈrɛkʃənlɪs)
adj
not having an identifiable direction or purpose
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.directionless - aimlessly driftingdirectionless - aimlessly drifting      
purposeless - not evidencing any purpose or goal
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Translations

directionless

[dɪˈrekʃənlɪs] ADJ [activity] → sin dirección, que no conduce a ninguna parte
to be/feel directionlessandar/sentirse sin rumbo ni dirección
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directionless

adj activityziellos; personunschlüssig, unentschlossen
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Rabbi Shmuly writes: "Sadly, as Israel reaches a milestone in her modern history, Religious Zionism is fundamentally flawed, directionless, and even broken in many ways." Funny, that description sounds like pluralistic Judaism to me.
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