rudderless


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rud·der·less

 (rŭd′ər-lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking in direction, control, or coherence: the confused and rudderless financial markets; characterized the administration's Central American policy as rudderless.
2. Having no rudder.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rudderless - aimlessly driftingrudderless - aimlessly drifting      
purposeless - not evidencing any purpose or goal
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Translations

rudderless

[ˈrʌdəlɪs] ADJsin timón
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rudderless

adjohne Ruder; (fig)führungslos
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References in classic literature ?
He was chartless and rudderless, and he had no port to make, while drifting involved the least living, and it was living that hurt.
"It is the Ithaca," he said, "and her Dyak crew are having a devil of a time managing her--she acts as though she were rudderless."
While it may have been expected that after Papa Asif Zardari's arrest, Bilawal would stand up to lead the PPP, the rumour is that he has fled the country to avoid being arrested himself and the PPP is now left rudderless - or leaderless.
While it may have been expected that after Papa Asif Zardari's arrest, Bilawal would stand up to lead the PPP, the rumour is that he is not much interested in politics and the PPP is now left rudderless - or leaderless.
If you don't have a clearly defined role or targets, leaving space for ambiguity in what is expected of you, you may feel rudderless and unsure which can leave you feeling anxious.
Last week, Crooks dubbed Newcastle 'rudderless' after their 3-1 surrender to Norwich City but he admitted they were 'magnificent' in North London.
That was the point from where the nation became rudderless. Other nations who attained freedom after us have achieved political and economic stability.
it will be like a rudderless ship, drifting about without reaching its goals.
With such a hopeless, rudderless government, the leading opposition party should be romping home in every byelection, local election and EU election.
After years of cooperation, with Ghosn in charge, the alliance has been left largely rudderless by his legal fight.
He said the country had become like a rudderless ship which lacked direction.
Summary: Recent days have seen FPM leader Gebran Bassil navigating Lebanese politics in a rudderless boat, overloaded with delusions of grandeur, sailing into uncharted waters.