motiveless


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Adj.1.motiveless - occurring without motivation or provocationmotiveless - occurring without motivation or provocation; "motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt
unmotivated - without motivation
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motiveless

[ˈməʊtɪvlɪs] ADVsin motivo, inmotivado

motiveless

adjgrundlos, ohne Motiv, unmotiviert
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As an example of motiveless degradation of character, we have Menelaus in the Orestes: of character indecorous and inappropriate, the lament of Odysseus in the Scylla, and the speech of Melanippe: of inconsistency, the Iphigenia at Aulis,--for Iphigenia the suppliant in no way resembles her later self.
Every leaf was at rest in the sunshine, the familiar scene was changeless, and seemed to represent the prospect of her life, full of motiveless ease--motiveless, if her own energy could not seek out reasons for ardent action.
Poor Hetty's vision of consequences, at no time more than a narrow fantastic calculation of her own probable pleasures and pains, was now quite shut out by reckless irritation under present suffering, and she was ready for one of those convulsive, motiveless actions by which wretched men and women leap from a temporary sorrow into a lifelong misery.
Frenzied Leathem stabbed and slashed his defenceless 15-year-old victim at least 146 times in a senseless and motiveless murder that sickened Scotland.
It's a motiveless crime, and the police must work out why he was attacked - a single black glove found at the scene may hold a vital clue, or be a timewasting red herring.
Armed |thug Victor Griffith has been jailed for a motiveless knife attack on a man in Huddersfield town centre
Just hours after Sunday's All-Ireland final, James Humphries was knifed in a senseless and apparently motiveless attack.
The court was told that the three men had only known each other for a week before the horrific and motiveless attack, last July 23.
A MAN has suffered severe facial injuries following a motiveless attack by a gang of armed men.
Mr Bidve, 23, was shot at close range by a gunman in an apparently motiveless attack in the Ordsall district of Salford, Greater Manchester.
The murders are cold-blooded but appear motiveless, and Luther quickly realises that the killer is a soldier and that he seems to be targeting anyone wearing a police uniform.
FULL STORY: PAGR E3 MAN GLASSED CELEBRATIN AG NEW BABY B A GANG launched a motiveless attack on a group of mates out celebrating the birth of a baby.