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See definition of motiveless on Dictionary.com
  • as inpurposeless
  • as inwanton

synonyms for motiveless

  • gratuitous
  • unjust
  • needless
  • senseless
  • vicious
  • unjustified
  • arbitrary
  • willful
  • unjustifiable
  • contrary
  • evil
  • mean
  • groundless
  • inconsiderate
  • malevolent
  • merciless
  • ornery
  • perverse
  • spiteful
  • unasked
  • uncalled-for
  • unfair
  • wayward
  • wicked
  • unprovoked
  • accidentally on purpose
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antonyms for motiveless

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  • decided
  • deliberate
  • determined
  • planned
  • purposeful
  • significant
  • useful
  • thoughtful
  • nice
  • gentle
  • decent
  • clean
  • reasonable
  • wise
  • observant
  • careful
  • kind
  • righteous
  • moral
  • rational
  • needed
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How to use motiveless in a sentence

This duplicity was not motiveless, although, on a cursory view, its purpose may not be apparent.
HILDEBRANDANONYMOUS
It is also a sign of the stiffening of the resistant "malice," or "motiveless malignity," which opposes creation.
THE COMPLEX VISIONJOHN COWPER POWYS
He showed that myth displayed a regularity of development not to be accounted for by motiveless fancy, but by laws of formation.
AN INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGYLEWIS SPENCE
She had effected her purpose, which was perfectly motiveless, by concealing combustibles in different parts of the house.
CURIOSITIES OF CIVILIZATIONANDREW WYNTER
He was forcibly struck with the blind and comparatively motiveless pugnacity of the Squire's conduct.
ROBERT ELSMEREMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Renaud refused awkwardly, conscious how lacking in courtesy such an utterly motiveless refusal was.
KING OF CAMARGUEJEAN AICARD
If such were the habitual enjoyments of this class of sportsmen, their motiveless massacres would admit of no manly justification.
SKETCHES OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CEYLONJ. EMERSON TENNENT
To its existence is often to be traced the motiveless crimes of the young.'
LADY BYRON VINDICATEDHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
Knowing him as I did, I was aware that his actions were never motiveless.
'FAREWELL, NIKOLA'GUY BOOTHBY
Nor is it a caprice, that is, motiveless volition, or will as a motor.
THE RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTDANIEL G. BRINTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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