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See definition of adrift on Dictionary.com
  • adv.floating out of control
  • adv.without purpose
  • adv.off course

synonyms for adrift

  • afloat
  • drifting
  • loose
  • unanchored
  • unmoored
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antonyms for adrift

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  • anchored
  • determined
  • on target
  • purposeful
  • stable
  • tied down
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How to use adrift in a sentence

I was engaged, and when that engagement was called off, I felt adrift.
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So it’s reasonable to conclude that these buoys mimic how well ancient watercraft set adrift in the same area might have fared, the researchers say.
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After that hard-hitting game, they will face a Cowboys team that seems adrift.
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Ultimately, she finds that her motherland is a place of perpetual migration, and at long last, she feels less adrift.
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In her view, now is a great time for the ritually and spiritually adrift to shop around for their ritual fit.
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If we set him adrift the poor child would starve—unless the cat got him.
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They encountered a score of ruffians who had cut themselves adrift from the Gwalior contingent.
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Joe was out on the boom, getting the reef-earrings adrift, when the first of the chapter of accidents came.
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The boats no longer looked as if cutting their way through the lands, but adrift on a great lake.
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He had made and set adrift those powder kegs, fixing them so that they would explode on touching anything.
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