Motiveless Mo"tive*less, a. Destitute of a motive; not incited by a motive. -- {Mo"tive*less*ness}, n. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

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  • motivelessness — noun Absence of a motive …   Wiktionary

  • motivelessness — mo·tive·less·ness …   English syllables

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  • motive — noun 1》 a reason for doing something. 2》 a motif. adjective 1》 producing physical or mechanical motion. 2》 acting as a motive. Derivatives motiveless adjective motivelessly adverb motivelessness noun Origin ME: from OFr. motif, from late L.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • motive — n., adj., & v. n. 1 a factor or circumstance that induces a person to act in a particular way. 2 = MOTIF. adj. 1 tending to initiate movement. 2 concerned with movement. = MOTIVATE. Phrases and idioms: motive power a moving or impelling… …   Useful english dictionary

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