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Synonyms for drifting

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drifting(adj)

    aimless wandering from place to place

    Antonyms:
    settled

  2. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant(adj)

    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

    "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

    Synonyms:
    rootless, rudderless, vagrant, planless, undirected, directionless, aimless, floating, vagabond, adrift(p), floating(a), afloat(p)

    Antonyms:
    settled

Editors Contribution

  1. wafting

    Submitted by rinat on August 7, 2019  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "drifting":

    drift, floating

How to pronounce drifting?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say drifting in sign language?

  1. drifting

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#6981floating
#11779drift
#23194drifting
#39493vagabond
#58596vagrant
#68527aimless
#69561undirected
#128585rootless
#179740directionless
#207082rudderless

How to use drifting in a sentence?

  1. Rick Meckler:

    This market is somewhere between trying to decide the interest rate, oil, dollar question while we await earnings. There's no real earnings out to give it any footing. It's just been drifting back and forth.

  2. Jeffrey Savage:

    What we're hearing from these people is that they've been stuck out at sea for weeks and months and then the smugglers just deserted them, left them with very little food and water, no fuel for the engines, so they're drifting.

  3. Jim Mattis:

    We never asked for this fight but we are steadfastly committed to seeing it through, we Americans are not made of cotton candy. We’re not seaweed drifting in the current. We are not intimidated by our enemies.

  4. E. H. Chapin:

    To me there is something thrilling and exalting in the thought that we are drifting forward into a splendid mystery-into something that no mortal eye hath yet seen, and no intelligence has yet declared.

  5. Richard Cohen:

    Unfortunately there are thousands of young men like (Roof) who are looking for an identity larger than themselves, we've seen a drifting away from organized white supremacy and the prevalence of lone wolf attacks.


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