Definition of "rootlessness" [rootlessness]

  • (noun) The property of being rootless.

Use "rootlessness" in a sentence

  • "While there's a certain rootlessness and solitude to nomadism, I suppose that I am, as my father asserts, fundamentally a Bedouin."
  • "Delphine is searching as much for a new homeland as a husband—her motives for marrying Joseph are a complicated blend of love and the desire for a green card—but, as an actor friend named William says, her rootlessness is a universal condition in the city: No one in New York has parents."
  • "The proper response is to note that in your seminal article on the phenomenon, you cited Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, founder of the liberal blog Daily Kos, as the definitional example of a blogofascist, pointing out his "rootlessness" and his three-year hitch in the US Army as proof of the essentially fascistic nature of his personality."

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