rudderless

rudderless
UK [ˈrʌdə(r)ləs] / US [ˈrʌdələs] adjective
lacking any clear aim, purpose, or direction

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  • Rudderless — Rud der*less, a. Without a rudder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rudderless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking a rudder. 2) lacking direction …   English terms dictionary

  • rudderless — [[t]rʌ̱də(r)ləs[/t]] ADJ A country or a person that is rudderless does not have a clear aim or a strong leader to follow. The country was politically rudderless for almost three months. ...a feeling in the country that the Government was drifting …   English dictionary

  • rudderless — rud·der·less (rŭdʹər 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • rudderless — rud|der|less [ˈrʌdələs US dər ] adj without someone to lead you or give you an aim or direction ▪ a company left rudderless by the resignation of its CEO …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rudderless — adjective without a leader who can make decisions: a company left rudderless by the resignation of its CEO …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rudderless ship — If an organisation, company, government, etc, is like a rudderless ship, it has no clear direction and drifts about without reaching its goals …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • rudderless ship —    If an organisation, company, government, etc, is like a rudderless ship, it has no clear direction and drifts about without reaching its goals.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • rudderless — adjective see rudder …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rudderless — adjective Without a rudder. unsteerable, without guidance …   Wiktionary

  • rudderless — rud|der|less [ rʌdələs ] adjective lacking any clear goal, purpose, or direction …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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