Definition of Motiveless

1. Adjective. Occurring without motivation or provocation. "Unprovoked and dastardly attack"

Exact synonyms: Unprovoked, Wanton
Similar to: Unmotivated
Derivative terms: Wantonness



Definition of Motiveless

1. a. Destitute of a motive; not incited by a motive.

Definition of Motiveless

1. Adjective. Without a motive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Motiveless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motiveless

motivates
motivating
motivation
motivational
motivationally
motivationless
motivations
motivative
motivative(a)
motivator
motivators
motive
motive(a)
motive power
motived
motiveless (current term)
motivelessly
motivelessness
motives
motivic
motiving
motivities
motivity
motley
motley crew
motley crews
motley fool
motleyer
motleyest
motleys

Literary usage of Motiveless

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1. Days of My Years by Melville Leslie Macnaghten (1914)
"motiveless murders, are, from a detective's point of view, of very exceptional interest, and the two most remarkable of these, within the last generation, ..."

2. The Medical Times and Gazette (1867)
"motiveless CRIMES. DR. FORBES WINSLOW has written a letter to the editor of the Pall-Mall Gazette in reference to the case of Dr. Pearson, ..."

3. The Methodist Review (1865)
""It brings forth ALL its acts out of nothing by its own uncaused and motiveless efficiency." On the contrary we say that the Will's acts, normally, ..."

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