Pronunciation: (rOOt'lis, root'-), [key]
1. having no roots.
2. having no basis of stability; unsteady: a rootless feeling resulting from economic and social change.
3. having no place or position in society; not in accord with the environment: the homeless, rootless wanderer.
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