Synonym of wandering

Alternative for wandering

wanders, wandered, wandering

Synonym: drift, gad, meander, ramble, roam, rove, stray,

Adjective

Wandering from place to place, having no settled home
roving itinerant roaming drifting journeying nomadic peripatetic rambling travelling vagrant wayfaring unsettled vagabond voyaging migratory rootless errant homeless floating migrant restless strolling touring ambulant ambulatory fugitive galavanting gallivanting gypsy nomad perambulatory peregrine ranging Romany displaced jaunting migrating mobile transient trekking winding deviating devious erratic landloping planetary straying traveling on the go on the move on the wing moving shifting perambulant seasonal footloose of no fixed abode itinerate jet-setting destitute walking stray globetrotting discursive meandering immigrant of no fixed address down and out lost wayward hiking prodigal strayed fly-by-night afoot temporary changing tramp casual migratorial immigrating migrative emigrating impermanent refugee down-and-out abandoned derelict migrational transmigratory houseless unhoused adrift living rough moving around sleeping rough without a roof on the streets passing over passing through locomotive rangy pastoral vagarious expatriate idle tzigane didicoi shiftless ambling Gypsy rubbernecking globe-trotting gadabout unstationary cruising commuting driving flying riding constantly traveling translocating relocating active desultory digressive arrant sweeping spanning extensive widespread traversing covering on foot on tour excursioning riding the rails bustling straggling sauntering mendicant aimless able-bodied fancy-free having itchy feet promenading marching unclaimed plantigrade ambulate digitigrade strutting exiled dispossessed gone astray dossing outcast poor unwelcome estranged disinherited friendless forsaken desolate deported uncared-for banished forlorn without a roof over one's head

Adjective

Digressing from subject to subject
discursive digressive meandering rambling diffuse maundering roundabout long-winded prolix circuitous desultory lengthy circumlocutory digressional digressionary excursive leaping long loose periphrastic verbose wordy ambagious logorrhoeic pleonastic waffly broad conversational deviating erratic free informal musing roaming roving spreading windy garrulous indirect logorrheic tortuous circumlocutionary redundant convoluted tautological overlong protracted gassy palaverous tedious long-drawn-out prolonged episodic diffusive repetitious repetitive voluble chatty turgid loquacious gabby bombastic rhetorical flowery gossipy prosy vague oblique circumlocutional circumlocuitous circumlocutious anfractuous waffling divergent anecdotal drifting devious errant flatulent inflated circular traveling travelling nomadic tangential profuse copious exuberant random drawn-out lavish dull laborious ponderous interminable unending boring verbal endless tiresome wearisome spun out dragged out full of verbiage orotund prattling blathering jabbering babbling expansive prating gushing mouthy talkative yakking multiloquent big-mouthed gobby wittering multiloquous talky effusive magniloquent fustian grandiloquent tautologous pompous yacking repeating involved pretentious full of air with the gift of the gab having kissed the Blarney stone communicative chattering forthcoming glib motormouthed blabby vocal loose-lipped gossiping chattery fluent expressive extended articulate open outgoing eloquent able to talk the hind legs off a donkey dragging informative unreserved marathon slick smooth lingering sustained time-consuming gibbering slow superfluous full of hot air iterative alliterative reiterating uninhibited having kissed the blarney stone conversable sesquipedalian padded lengthened demonstrative gaseous loudmouthed elongate elongated silver-tongued spun-out rattling outspoken enduring longish motormouth dragged-out lasting great seemingly endless delayed having kissed the Blarney Stone intimate running empty oratorical boastful over-talkative disquisitional frank very long noisy drivellous plainspoken king-size oversized king-sized communicable enlightening unrestrained uncalled-for reiterative inelegant unneeded unnecessary excessively communicative cooperative helpful obliging candid bigmouthed vociferous newsy tonguey loose-tongued blabbermouth yakkity wind-bag yakky king size free-spoken spontaneous personal multieloquent relaxed running on flap jaw rhapsodic lyrical familiar everyday ordinary spoken windbag running on at the mouth blessed with the gift of the gab long-lived far long-lasting long-term perissological overextended tardy late boundless dilatory limitless never-ending for ages forever and a day without end big mouthed all jaw drawn out stretched out remote stretching far-off stretched extensive towering tall deep stretch expanded lanky outstretched gangling enlarged strung out rangy distant lofty faraway stringy continued high far-reaching cogent complicated spread out coherent effortless persuasive illuminating vivid well-versed natural well-spoken facile smooth-spoken complex mellifluous cursive prompt confident mellifluent smooth-tongued quick disputatious self-assured declamatory assured ambiguous misleading unstraightforward confusing tricky deceptive mazy cunning byzantine involute perverse intricate difficult difficult to follow

Adjective

Not going in a direct course or line
indirect roundabout circuitous winding meandering deviant tortuous curving serpentine zigzag backhanded circular circumlocutory divergent evasive implied oblique rambling anfractuous devious long-drawn-out periphrastic sidelong ambiguous complicated crooked discursive duplicitous erratic eventual inferred long long-winded obscure out-of-the-way sinister sinuous snaking sneaking sneaky subsidiary tacit twisting underhand understood unforeseen unplanned vagrant hinted at long way home twisted convoluted snaky windy bending flexuous curvy curved curling curled crazy meandrous mazy twisty coiling digressive deviating ambagious zigzagging labyrinthine spiraling spiralling involved intricate circumlocutionary serpentiform looping excursive collateral irregular spiral undulating errant turning gyrating wriggly jagged twisting and turning digressionary digressional desultory leaping maundering confusing misleading obliquitous lengthy roaming askew verbose involute awry bent sinuate ogee meandry full of twists and turns elliptical implicit inexplicit writhing bendy vague entwined roving vermiculate remote detouring digressory removed confounding straying digressing diverting episodic diffusive snakelike lithe asymmetric asymmetrical non-linear slinky deviative flowing contorted unsymmetrical distorted uneven aslant slanting slanted skewed lopsided tilted wiggly tacking squiggly coiled tipping slantwise diffuse atilt circling corkscrew swirling taking the long way wavy pitched complex listing cock-a-hoop topsy-turvy knurly incurving kinky angular screwy crippled catawampus agee tortile kinked traveling travelling nomadic unstraightforward tricky oscillating transverse fluctuating inclined crinkled sloping waggling serrated diagonal deceptive overlong long way going around back road winding around cunning byzantine difficult perverse long way around by way of difficult to follow curvilinear bowed arched warped rounded hooked sweeping loopy humped arced twined arciform looped turned round wavering wry jointed articulated curvilineal bowing arching twining veering warping wrenched gnarled braided tangled wound knotty angled misshapen deformed stooped parenthetical tangent aberrant aberrative tangential excursional excursionary heteroclite disfigured pretzeled stooping hunched slouchy droopy slumped wilted drooping limp crescent doubled over out of shape vaulted arcuate falcate concave domed aquiline convex falciform curviform swirly embowed curly curvaceous arrondi enbowed biflected sigmoid declinate S-shaped flexural wreathed incurved compass incurvate circumflex

Adjective

Characterized by incongruity in shape or form
crazy asymmetric asymmetrical contorted crooked askew distorted irregular twisted twisting uneven unsymmetrical aslant awry bending lopsided skewed slanted slanting tilted winding coiled coiling curled curling curved curving looping oblique slantwise spiral spiraling spiralling tipping windy atilt circling circuitous corkscrew curvy devious jagged meandering roundabout swirling zigzag zigzagging indirect pitched rambling serpentine sinuous tortuous cock-a-hoop listing anfractuous flexuous snaking meandrous snaky deviating mazy twisty convoluted labyrinthine maze-like turning bendy undulating bent excursive confounding straying ambiguous remote out-of-the-way detouring erratic digressing misleading obscure errant digressory confusing diverting removed involute vermiculate cockeyed off-kilter sloping tilting canted diagonal leaning squint skewwhiff inclined angled slant skew wonky out of true at an angle sloped off-centre raked cant graded askance turned skew-whiff cock-eyed off-center to one side out of line curvilinear out of plumb warped misaligned thrawn squiffy serpentiform twisting and turning bowed arched rounded hooked sweeping wavy loopy cater-cornered agley aslope not straight knurly tortile kitty-corner catty-cornered involved intricate askant catawampus out of kilter off balance on one side on the bias wry snakelike unequal one-sided inclining slinky unbalanced sinuate ogee bowing arching twining veering warping disproportionate wrenched twined lithe pitching strained diverging tipped buckled curvilineal deviative vagrant flowing on the skew wrong off-balance cambered sideways dipping shelving at an oblique angle topsy-turvey yaw ways off centre gnarled complicated braided tangled wound knotty unevenly balanced unsteady disproportional inclinatory top-heavy nonsymmetrical overbalanced out of shape on an incline kinky crippled topsy-turvy incurving angular screwy agee kinked gyrating wriggly on a slope full of twists and turns humped crescent vaulted arced off course arcuate falcate concave domed aquiline convex falciform curviform swirly arciform circular embowed curly curvaceous arrondi enbowed elliptical looped biflected sigmoid declinate S-shaped flexural wreathed incurved compass incurvate round circumflex

Adjective

Departing from an accepted standard
aberrant abnormal anomalous odd irregular peculiar atypical deviant strange eccentric extraordinary divergent curious exceptional singular uncommon weird deviating digressive erratic nonconformist queer rambling rogue straying untypical aberrated aberrational defective deviate devious especial exceeding extraordinaire freak freakish oddball off-the-wall phenomenal preternatural quirky rare transgressing uncustomary unique unnatural unusual unwonted daggy outré perverted twisted wacko warped bizarre different flaky flakey mental nonstandard off-base off-color psycho uncharacteristic out of line wayward perverse bent non-typical kinky non-standard unrepresentative sick unorthodox idiosyncratic distorted freaky sicko pervy off-key variant unexpected varying heteroclite heretical out of the ordinary outlandish unconventional funny remarkable offbeat unfamiliar wacky out-of-the-way off the wall rum quaint crazy off-centre kooky far-out unaccustomed way-out screwy bizarro wild uncanny surprising unprecedented kookie fantastic way out out of the way cranky whacky mysterious queerish novel weirdo funky incongruous off-kilter unaccountable spaced-out isolated prodigious eerie zany unparalleled exotic original unco puzzling special mystifying whimsical perplexing baffling unheard of out there inconceivable outstanding dubious spooky amazing foreign incredible unheard-of suspicious droll fishy surreal left-field infrequent creepy noteworthy distinctive new scarce unthinkable inexplicable fresh monstrous outre particular notable anomalistic far out questionable heterodox avant-garde characteristic alien fanciful signal striking miraculous capricious unreal unknown out of the common unimaginable something else supernatural quizzical out in left field astonishing unconforming grotesque alternative conspicuous individual nutty revolutionary incomparable marvellous sporadic unexampled absurd distinct marvelous off-center malformed informal seldom superior jarring sensational unceremonious radical astounding wonderful contrary nonconforming awesome ludicrous unordinary wondrous ridiculous tremendous preposterous stupendous mad extreme cockeyed momentous beat limited inconsistent distinguishing aberrative individualistic unlikely occasional distinguished unhealthy unpredictable chance eminent corrupt specialized paranormal errant incomprehensible newsworthy maverick specific superlative atypic unlike disparate stunning unbelievable significant madcap esoteric spectacular deviative fabulous impressive mind-boggling mind-blowing terrific doubtful comical make-believe out-there suspect outrageous unmatched unequalled unrivalled obscure specialised fantastical nonsensical untraditional irrational Bohemian dilly unrivaled foolish cockamamie insane matchless unexcelled unequaled extravagant record groundbreaking peerless pioneering first-time in a league of its own without equal out of this world beyond compare ground-breaking sui generis one of a kind newfangled without parallel intriguing odd strange depraved marked typical bohemian sparse dotty humorous arbitrary custom customized exclusive signature personalized unsavoury degenerated sadistic degenerate masochistic out of keeping progressive advanced essential private representative alternate inimitable vagarious teratoid changeable fitful eccentrical scattered intermittent unearthly batty experimental unrecognized excentrical personal licentious immoral loner cool not typical hippy unrecognised other aperiodic unnormal heteromorphic boho marginal episodic casual episodical discontinuous kookish rummy thin on the ground few and far between crinkly twisty unsavory disorderly pretend concocted labored laboured ersatz made-up imitation staged memorable awe-inspiring prominent refreshing shady fluky slang avant garde off the beaten track interesting discordant unharmonious breaking new ground separating rarefied periodical scant periodic dubitable disputable disquieting debatable shaky doubtable equivocal dodgy off the air transcendental transcendent magical in left field unforeseen fortuitous unforeseeable unanticipated surprise problematical problematic single scanty spasmodic semioccasional out of character unhinged touched demented unbalanced otherworldly superhuman metaphysical supernormal unworldly other-worldly mystical off-beat off the rails bugged out remote unexplored uninvestigated untried recondite unfrequent seldom seen personalised customised magnificent staggering not normal beyond your ken little known improbable unforgettable eye-catching arresting only alone breathtaking unrealistic all your own ghostly supermundane occult dissenting dissident nonorthodox heretic iconoclastic dissentient brilliant surpassing stellar funny peculiar serious eye-popping implausible grandiose digressing divagating improper unsuitable inappropriate illegal amazeballs beatnik anarchic sectarian schismatic supercalifragilisticexpialidocious unusually good heavy flash gnarly forby hare-brained deformed far-fetched substantial huge great off beaten path never to be forgotten all-time off the beaten path misshapen ugly too good to be true extra special hideous unsightly misproportioned mangled mutilated gnarled unhandsome unbeautiful ill-favored homely unpretty unappealing unattractive unlovely unpleasing vile uncomely fugly huckery inscrutable like nothing on earth flamboyant antic grody ill-favoured surrealistic laughable gross parenthetical obliquitous tortuous tangential excursional excursionary excursive tangent serpentine circuitous

Adjective

Occurring occasionally and at irregular intervals
episodic sporadic irregular spasmodic intermittent erratic fitful occasional unsteady aperiodic discontinuous spotty choppy spastic uneven casual patchy periodic disconnected catchy scattered rambling intervallic disjointed on and off in fits and starts on again and off again episodical random broken interrupted variable inconstant fluctuating shifting uncertain desultory infrequent periodical on-and-off unstable inconsistent unsettled changeable haphazard capricious recurrent recurring odd hit-or-miss cyclical seasonal alternate on-again-off-again volatile varying wavering unreliable changing nonuniform disrupted jerky fragmentary unmethodical shaky scattershot unequal isolated alternating cyclic ever-changing continual isochronal epochal isochronous rhythmic serial broken up disturbed convulsive impulsive spurtive twitching impermanent restless freelance outsourced outside in bits and pieces flickering part-time gaping unconnected inchoate incohesive muddled unorganized disordered incoherent herky-jerky off and on unorganised regular repeated dynamic temperamental turbulent punctuated mutable fluid moving whimsical fickle deviating oscillating mercurial vacillating stop-go unpredictable constant habitual frequent steady checked stop-and-go iterative rhythmical arrested metrical discontinuing iterant altering changeful irresolute roving swaying flighty undependable every once in a while orbital annual continuing perennial weekly routine at fixed intervals every so often daily on certain occasions monthly hourly yearly centennial at various times flakey flickery vagarious fluctuant iffy developing growing skittish flaky waffling mobile by bits and pieces here and there every other now and then full of ups and downs unsystematic indiscriminate eccentric designless aimless unpunctual purposeless unconsidered up and down off-and-on non-periodic labile protean blowing hot and cold disorganized arbitrary wayward chaotic up-and-down disorganised undirected kaleidoscopic movable moody jumbled quicksilver bipolar irrepressible excitable yo-yo up in the air orderless disorderly slapdash giddy active elastic confused all over the place helter-skelter chameleonic unfixed careless unthinking untrustworthy faithless entropic reckless illogical fluky slipshod fractal non-linear directionless unfocused chameleon-like variational stray offhand uncoordinated catch-as-catch-can loose all over the map peaky without purpose uncontrolled sketchy rough incalculable untrue disreputable sloppy bitty flexible floating messy chancy scrambled dubious paroxysmal mixed up irrational incidental unplanned chance uncontrollable abrupt undisciplined shifty unpremeditated heedless unguided not conscientious sudden thoughtless all over the shop blind lost without goal wanton without direction non-uniform fragmented scrappy violent evolving systemless inexact tempestuous checkered chequered hit and miss indeterminate incomplete alterable shambolic lax everchanging progressive unintelligible freakish quirky piecemeal unsystematized adaptable frenzied promiscuous stochastic aleatory adaptive not constant garbled unsteadfast unequable contradictory ungovernable faddish wild slippery in disarray without a goal mixed-up ill-thought-out ephemeral transitory crotchety paradoxical meandering ambiguous unsound suspect weaving doubtful incompatible contrary conflicting self-contradictory versatile frivolous dicey nomadic discordant incongruous irreconcilable inelegant in a state of change vicissitudinous momentary transient fleeting discrepant uncontinuous not fixed warring lubricious dissonant incongruent accidental transitional variant irresponsible vagrant revocable commutative transformable agitated reversible indecisive all over the lot short-lived at odds hit-and-miss rugged in conflict higgledy-piggledy at variance unconcerned spontaneous unselective willy-nilly devil-may-care unexpected fluke unconscious out of step twitchy perfunctory hit or miss cursory remiss lackadaisical any which way any old way shaking bumpy tremulous slap-happy jumpy bouncy jolting trial and error juddering shuddering

Adjective

Tending to not remember
fantasising fantasizing daydreaming distant distracted dreaming dreamy imagining inattentive in a world of your own lost in thought negligent pensive preoccupied unmindful woolgathering careless neglectful heedless vague absent-minded oblivious disregardful lax slapdash slipshod mooning forgetful out of it apt to forget indifferent to inclined to forget pipe dreaming scatty slack absent negligent about nirvanic looking out window moony insensible remiss in not on the job remiss about unwitting having a memory like a sieve airheaded asleep on the job out to lunch oblivious to like an absent-minded professor sloppy remiss unfocused amnemonic lax about bemused inattentive to abstracted musing absorbed faraway distrait engrossed far away unaware thoughtful in a brown study miles away wool-gathering absentminded introspective rapt lost brooding unheeding speculative not with us in a daze meditative vacant reflective ruminative unconscious intent unobservant scatterbrained in a dream unthinking somewhere else intangible unreal misty shadowy fantastic chimerical phantasmagoric phantasmagorical otherworldly excellent astral unsubstantial mythical marvelous imaginary whimsical nightmarish immaterial introvertive removed out of this world deep deep in thought blank withdrawn remote marvellous ditzy inadvertent cogitative contemplative immersed ruminant not there wrapped up broody pondering immersed in thought inconscient with one's head in the clouds with a mind like a sieve gentle visionary fanciful lulling soothing utopian quixotic impractical calming relaxing idealistic detached empty unseeing thoughtless vacuous out in space omitted minus bare hollow deficient devoid spacey surroundings idle hung up worried wrapped-up spellbound taken up fascinated caught up anxious asleep engaged bugged elsewhere head in the clouds with a memory like a sieve space cadet unaware of events goofing off studious in short supply reflecting thinking attentive in brown study unsystematic disorganized unreliable undependable giddy feather-headed empty-headed erratic dizzy birdbrained feather-brained dippy dappy mystified disorganised nonplussed puzzled baffled bewildered not with it dreamlike beautiful superb illusory wistful in a reverie with your head in the clouds diverted distraught regardless inobservant unobserving unwatchful unperceiving undiscerning unnoticing apathetic bored listless dozy lacking concentration not concentrating off-guard off in a world of one's own

Adjective

Irregular or unpredictable
erratic irregular unstable unpredictable variable inconsistent shifting changeable inconstant unreliable changing uncertain unsteady varying fitful fluctuating volatile ever-changing turbulent undependable uneven unsettled eccentric fluid mutable protean wavering desultory fluctuant unequal changeful directionless labile meandering dicey dubious flaky flakey iffy incalculable nomadic rambling roving undirected vagarious blowing hot and cold full of ups and downs dynamic temperamental alternating moving whimsical fickle deviating oscillating vacillating mercurial nonuniform spasmodic sporadic episodic haphazard altering swaying random irresolute flighty scattershot developing capricious growing unmethodical episodical skittish flickery waffling mobile discontinuous quicksilver kaleidoscopic impulsive up and down chameleonic chameleon-like wayward movable unfixed untrustworthy up-and-down faithless moody excitable giddy variational everchanging peaky yo-yo up in the air reckless versatile irrepressible intermittent untrue disreputable ephemeral patchy transitory floating flexible jerky active elastic momentary transient fleeting bipolar impermanent tempestuous short-lived shifty not conscientious ever-shifting continuously changing broken always changing progressive polymorphous many-sided multiform stayless bitty evolving adaptive alterable flickering adaptable unequable inexact chancy not constant irrational slippery contradictory unsteadfast ambiguous unsound suspect weaving doubtful paradoxical frivolous constantly changing incompatible contrary conflicting self-contradictory discordant incongruous irreconcilable incoherent not fixed fluky in a state of change discrepant warring lubricious illogical dissonant incongruent vicissitudinous at odds transitional restless variant irresponsible vagrant revocable commutative transformable agitated reversible indecisive in conflict at variance fiery impassioned out of step emotional intense passionate passing brief hot-tempered quick-tempered short evanescent temporary fugacious flitting flying flash deciduous fading fly-by-night here today and gone tomorrow quick fugitive

Adjective

Showing or feeling insecurity or uncertainty
unquiet aflutter antsy anxious atwitter dithery edgy goosey hinky insecure jittery jumpy nervous nervy perturbed queasy queazy tense troubled uneasy upset uptight worried active agitated bustling changeable disturbed fidgeting fidgety fitful footloose fretful het up hung up hurried inconstant intermittent irresolute itchy nomadic roving sleepless spasmodic transient turbulent unpeaceful unruly unsettled unstable unsteady ill at ease on edge strung out bundle of nerves tossing and turning apprehensive restless twitchy keyed up overwrought bothered wired on tenterhooks stressy concerned worked up on pins and needles restive disquieted fearful distressed stressed uncomfortable overstrung like a cat on a hot tin roof discomposed flustered strung up alarmed in a state shaky frightened in a tizzy spooky strained ruffled shaken afraid toey scared like a cat on hot bricks windy disconcerted a bundle of nerves all of a dither rattled spooked excited unrestful squirrelly in a state of agitation in a stew irritable in a flap in a tizz unrelaxed having kittens trembling dismayed unnerved panicky discombobulated wrought up hyper uncertain hesitant in a state of nerves self-conscious all of a lather distraught timid quaking timorous impatient fazed shaking vexed highly strung adrenalized unsure in a sweat in a twitter wound up in a cold sweat in a twit shook up excitable embarrassed shy touchy shrinking fractious retiring flurried annoyed taut febrile irascible peevish discomfited sensitive neurotic quivering tormented irked confused anguished worried sick harassed choked under stress unglued angsty bricking oneself hot and bothered stressed out beside oneself all of a doodah inhibited awkward tetchy testy querulous bashful fretting diffident creepy hysterical crotchety doubtful crabbed captious distracted wavering discountenanced unhappy unconfident fraught short-tempered bad-tempered fevered hassled suspicious ill-tempered beset riled perverse ornery introverted tortured plagued angstful solicitous withdrawn bugged white-knuckled muddled inconvenienced irritated frantic clutched wreck critical thrown perplexed a wreck high-strung in a dither worried stiff moved in a spin all of a flutter with one's stomach in knots put out shot to pieces with butterflies in one's stomach in a flat spin with one's heart in one's mouth like a fish out of water twittering indecisive tentative dithering vacillating swithering caught up weak cross complaining under pressure frisky petulant under a strain disorderly reserved fussy exercised careful frazzled miserable unbalanced unsettling unnerving pressured out of place faltering unnatural gauche disturbing disquieting palpitant wrung recalcitrant moving fluttery shot overanxious cowering daunted cowed hurt shivery watchful blushing lacking social skills discomforted tongue-tied refractory charged hairy inflamed aghast dreading in suspense cowardly pusillanimous faint-hearted obstinate stubborn unyielding grumpy ill-natured exciting in turmoil all nerves up the wall nervous wreck white knuckled overactive frenzied hectic heated feverish hyperactive afflicted asea grieved tied up in knots butterflies in stomach biting one's nails distressful on the qui vive skittish yellow chicken stirred up flapping having butterflies in the stomach a basket case sweating bullets agitating exacerbated puzzled displeased chagrined aggravated pained mortified pestered harried harrowed miffed provoked terrified gutted sad brittle cranky splenetic out of sorts whining crabby grumbling ratty distrustful hot under the collar in a panic in a lather aroused self-doubting unassertive self-effacing prickly saddened hot-tempered snappy temperamental chippy quick-tempered meek lacking confidence unforthcoming champing at the bit offended angered disappointed fretted snappish contrary caviling faultfinding carping huffy mean rigid worrisome oversensitive moody not self-assured lacking self-confidence passive shocked low stressful frightened of one's own shadow strict conventional cautious verklempt blue unzipped wounded mousy distressing cavilling come apart psyched out bummed out broken up cut up at sixes and sevens in disorder all torn up amazed concerning vague Delphic unassured questioning unpoised nerve-racking nail-biting nerve-wracking touch and go up in the air hanging by thread on thin ice old-fashioned on the defensive shaking in one's shoes grouchy pettish cantankerous choleric sullen waspish surly narky liverish soreheaded ill-humoured disagreeable ill-humored crusty sulky peppery eggy miffy fiery dyspeptic peckish scratchy snaky churlish sour curmudgeonly snippy bilious snarky stroppy snippety stuffy raspy whingy bitter shirty angry in a bad mood whingeing sorehead exasperated morose like a bear with a sore head waxy mardy resentful thin-skinned out of humor disgruntled discontented acrimonious spiteful quarrelsome out of temper dissatisfied cynical difficult volatile nasty on a short fuse tart shrewish waspy mumpish out of humour fault-finding in a mood as cross as two sticks harsh glum piqued peeved fed up pouty whiny tough unsociable pouting scrappy trying acrid sharp gloomy grousing gruff bearish griping sore acid dour trepidatious waiting with bated breath cross-grained short-fused having got out of bed the wrong side argumentative hostile feisty truculent arsey unfriendly huffish frustrated contentious malcontent disaffected snarly brusque misanthropic pertinacious crybaby ungracious aggrieved plaintive discontent snarling envious salty curt ungratified malicious venomous malignant vindictive grudging jaundiced malcontented picky kvetching cheesed off growling saturnine blunt cussed childish chuffy ireful uncooperative waiting for the axe to fall brooding brassed off ugly tooshie browned off short hacked off ticked off teed off wild foul-tempered out of joint nasty-tempered out-of-sorts having got out of bed on the wrong side not best pleased in a funk embittered flighty skittery belligerent ticklish violent bellicose antagonistic destructive vicious bad wicked uncongenial atrabilious zowerswopped inhospitable inimical fierce loudmouthed confrontational pugnacious adversarial ungenerous perversely irritable easily frightened easily agitated abusive malevolent warlike threatening defiant combative militant jerky froward mopey irate indomitable uncompliant indocile squirmy wiggly wriggly offensive galled bloody-minded bristly unsatisfied unfulfilled livid apoplectic anxiously waiting nervously awaiting fearfully anticipating apprehensively expecting hotheaded rancorous unkind mighty assaultive antipathetic agonistic discordant disorientated mad hypercritical glowering mopish scowling steamed iracund iracundulous disputatious steamed up crook vex ropeable sharp-tongued restlessly moving moping dark aloof hoha wroth passionate vinegary hasty filthy obstreperous aerated disoriented bewildered disapproving regretful in a paddy up in arms on the warpath foaming at the mouth in a bate hopping mad bent out of shape fit to be tied frowning sourpussed sulking dismal depressed cheerless strange lost ennuied sniveling put-out unassuaged begrudging insatiable fed-up unappeased not satisfied unsated jealous hot-blooded aggressive easily offended snivelling in a huff down in the mouth having a fit of the sulks in the sulks in a strop intimidated petrified horrified startled terrorized affrighted afeared hysteric sick and tired sick to death peed off feart frozen stunned frit terrorised murmuring scared out of one's wits in awe horror-struck in a blue funk alarmed at terror-stricken running scared apprehensive about scared to death intimidated by shaking like a leaf frightened out of one's wits panic-stricken in a fluster scared stiff horror-stricken having cold feet scared witless terror-struck censorious fed up to the teeth with a chip on your shoulder fed up to the back teeth grumbly moaning bemoaning whimpering wailing negative crying deploring lamenting hard to please huffy irascible

Adjective

In an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence
delirious feverish mad frenzied incoherent raving wild babbling demented deranged insane irrational unhinged crazed ferocious fierce frantic frenetic furious hysterical rabid violent swivel-eyed aberrant bewildered confused crazy deviant deviate disarranged disordered disturbed fevered flipped hallucinating hallucinatory hot lightheaded light-headed lunatic maniac maniacal manic rambling restless unreasonable unsettled flipped out off one's head out of one's head out of one's skull unbalanced nutty distraught nuts mental cuckoo distracted psychotic unstable barmy batty daft wacko loopy wacky screwy loco gaga kooky certifiable psychopathic bonkers loony unsound crackpot cracked crackers berserk whacko bats meshuga psycho looney cranky crackbrained sectionable daffy touched non compos mentis bananas haywire buggy fruity scatty barking dippy nutsy whacky kookie balmy meshugge brainsick bughouse moonstruck bushed squirrelly wud dotty barking mad raving mad of unsound mind bedlam nutso round the bend not all there not right in the head not quite right in the head up the pole not right upstairs not together porangi stark mad not the full shilling excited round the twist schizoid agitated mad as a hatter as daft as a brush away with the fairies mentally ill foaming at the mouth nutty as a fruitcake off the wall slang mad as a March hare looney tunes loony tunes uncontrolled stark raving mad stark staring mad sick in the head unglued yarra fanatical overwrought silly energetic fraught unrestrained eccentric have kangaroos in the top paddock raging out to lunch panic-stricken beside oneself unscrewed worked up foolish hectic have a screw loose have bats in the belfry passionate corybantic freaked out sick stupid shook up anxious zealous desperate out of control unzipped hyper potty distrait ardent hyperactive hysteric distressed off one's gourd out of one's mind around the bend off one's nut off one's trolley sociopathic angry intense fervent gonzo doolally berko flakey in a tizzy wired keyed up weird flaky pumped lively perfervid weirded out wigged out out there obsessed spirited uncontrollable in a frenzy enthusiastic voracious idiotic unwise overcome zany upset preposterous juiced senseless schizophrenic turbulent psychopathological tumultuous zonkers spazzed out hot under the collar in a stew hot and bothered at wits' end off-the-wall in a state beside yourself off one's rocker one card shy of a full deck a few cards shy of a full deck have bats in one's belfry severely mentally ill a few sandwiches short of a picnic have kangaroos in one's top paddock with a screw loose psyched absurd raring nonsensical illogical amped screwball vivacious diseased neurotic emotional nervous muddled fatuous paranoid brainless fired up addled obsessive panic-struck exciting impatient dazed panicky bizarre ridiculous erratic odd confusing rampant phrenetic invalid keen peculiar convulsive maddened queer strange mindless schizo demoniac on fire devastated overexcited chaotic vehement worried wrong oddball not in one's right mind in a panic rattled bothered worked-up ape very upset carried away fast and furious wound up having bats in the belfry deprived of one's wits not knowing what to do with oneself manic-depressive over the edge non compos not of sound mind mentally deranged at the end of your tether having a screw loose having kangaroos in the top paddock flipped-out dysfunctional madding twitchy panicked paranoiac paranoic outlandish unrealistic unchecked unbridled dingy inflamed baked fried schizzo consumed off the chain unsafe fantastic psyched out over the top daggy screwed up furibund yampy schitzy abandoned off the air off your trolley off your chump off the rails derailed bemused moonstricken at one's wits' end out of one's wit overwhelmed off dreamy lost it boisterous bedlamite struck overawed affected stunned incredulous in a lather witless asinine ebullient full-on overwhelming overpowering uninhibited eager touched in the head harebrained as mad as a hatter as mad as a March hare crazy as a loon one sandwich short of a picnic out of one's tree in another world out of one's gourd in a daze off the deep end in the ozone simpleminded bubbleheaded overpowered unreasoning lunkheaded shattered gay riotous cockeyed featherheaded jerky extreme uptight verklempt perturbed harassed pained tormented concerned thrown discomposed troubled wrought-up nonplussed flustered tomfool unthinking sappy inept avid agog enthused fool unjustifiable ludicrous injudicious desirous antsy exhilarated stoked last-minute het up unrestrainable in a flap having kittens in a tizz illegitimate inconsequent inconsequential unscientific nonrational implausible baseless untenable fallacious groundless unfounded laughable weak arbitrary thirsty athirst like a chicken with its head cut off out of your mind intolerant uncompromising extremist bigoted destroyed goofy in a cold sweat unconventional ready impractical idiosyncratic twisted geeked hungry solicitous uproarious at your wits' end in a flat spin half-witted over-enthusiastic overzealous diehard specious freaky cockamamie reasonless disconnected sophistic disjointed half-baked sprightly disorderly weak-minded untrammeled untrammelled biased prejudiced one-sided partisan illiberal gung-ho effervescent irrepressible fiery impetuous impassioned driven to distraction incensed fuming unnerved possessed blazing tempestuous spasmodic seething heated very excited hepped up jumping up and down hopped-up gung ho infuriated intemperate narrow-minded unruly high game mentally unbalanced stirred up high as a kite dedicated overboard infected naked poisoned smoking mad-dog ultraist sizzling bitten unwell militant virulent ill overactive high-spirited in a fit stirred out of one's wits busy steamed up wigged-out disoriented disorientated high-strung like one possessed befuddled at sea discombobulated all at sea senile absent-minded out-of-joint with Alzheimer's disease glassy-eyed pixilated muzzy gone addlepated shell-shocked punchy shot to pieces dopey zonked fouled up pixillated slaphappy spaced out mixed-up spacey zonked-out muddleheaded spaced-out dizzy punch-drunk spacy dopy not with it not knowing if one is coming or going addle-brained muddle-headed gibbering ranting remarkable curious offbeat kinky funny extraordinary fantastical out-of-the-way hare-brained quirky moronic mixed up unusual incredible unbelievable far-out rum amazing bizarro way-out funky queerish quaint weirdo off-kilter unreal unthinkable outré imbecilic off-centre irresponsible unorthodox a bit lacking fanciful freakish uncommon far-fetched singular dubious daft as a brush doubtful way out simple dim-witted dim dumb pea-brained wooden-headed pointless avant-garde inane amok wondrous clownish giddy astonishing extravagant off your rocker unlikely sensational astounding far out soft in the head improbable prodigious spectacular stupendous unique whimsical rare inconceivable uncanny abnormal grandiose out of this world left-field atypical anomalous unimaginable comical surprising different unfamiliar uncustomary freak unexpected unco unaccustomed make-believe out of sight out of the ordinary cock-eyed clock psychoneurotic imprudent unintelligent incautious thoughtless indiscreet fanatic flighty dilly demonic demoniacal ill-advised rash reckless impolitic ill-considered foolhardy nobody home simple-minded original derisible risible not right dull-witted slow-witted feeble-minded dull cretinous slow dunce-like disorganized madcap sublime gormless thickheaded damfool empty-headed vacuous thick vapid progressive advanced surreal topsy-turvy mentally incompetent bugged out bovine dozy pig-ignorant birdbrained experimental goofy loony up glaikit severely mentally disordered faulty tangled shambolic dope amusing unpredictable comic boneheaded chuckleheaded dunderheaded lamebrained fat-headed brain-dead muttonheaded two sandwiches short of a picnic farcical Bohemian not in your right mind chowderheaded dotish impracticable off one's chump nonfunctional wonky broken fuddled nonconformist untraditional esoteric exotic excellent irresistible spare disorganised orderless amiss defective messy barro postal crook ungovernable slow on the uptake thick as two short planks not quite right not functioning properly out of order up the wall through the roof on the rampage turned out hopped up strong unmanageable forceful unquenchable unstoppable uncontainable suspicious acting crazy ill-conceived out of commission on the fritz in pieces up the spout mysterious puzzling extremely foolish off beam full of holes stupidly irresponsible fishy eerie unnatural questionable fervid untypical irregular out of whack in a mess on the blink exceptional incongruous mystifying perplexing baffling unaccountable marvelous phenomenal shady passional dubitable creepy disputable disquieting debatable shaky spooky doubtable equivocal dodgy suspect very good problematical problematic droll outre out of the way stunning notable striking momentous miraculous unforgettable eye-catching arresting special unwonted noteworthy conspicuous exceeding extraordinaire unprecedented serious especial eye-popping preternatural aberrated tremendous imaginary amazeballs unconvincing illusory heavy flash gnarly forby unconceivable misleading romantic capricious ambitious visionary uncompelling artificial off beaten path never to be forgotten unheard-of awesome divine splendid breathtaking wonderful fabulous superb terrific glorious illusive suppositious marvellous cock-and-bull

Adjective

Without purpose, direction, or guidance
adrift directionless lost aimless drifting purposeless bewildered confused disorientated disoriented rootless unsettled goalless off course off track at sea floating all at sea off the right track without goal without purpose in limbo without direction at a loose end at loose ends astray off-course perplexed at a loss off-track going round in circles out undirected unguided objectless stray having lost one's bearings having lost one's way thrown unstable unhinged rudderless going in circles unbalanced discombobulated nonplussed not adjusted off-beam mixed-up out-of-joint wildered mazed mixed up in a muddle in a state of confusion not knowing whether one is coming or going all over the place befuddled dazed muddled confounded puzzled baffled stupefied bemused bushed addled stumped stunned bamboozled distracted fuddled flummoxed disconcerted dizzy mystified muddleheaded dopey addlepated dopy bedeviled befogged flustered shell-shocked thrown off balance at sixes and sevens bedevilled dumbfounded astonished astounded shaken floored fazed taken aback silly muzzy pixillated slaphappy pixilated spacey punchy zonked-out spaced-out punch-drunk spacy zonked fogged discomposed discomfited unnerved troubled clueless surprised shaken up absent-minded addle spaced raddled rattled out to lunch not with it demented unglued deranged dumbstruck flabbergasted startled staggered speechless foxed vexed shocked beaten gone uncertain muddle-headed spaced out shook up fouled up bowled over in a dither dismayed embarrassed hard-pressed discountenanced strayed woolly woozy foolish disturbed upset hard put frustrated slap-happy shook wooly addlebrained dazzled agog aghast awed agape maladjusted distraught giddy thunderstruck gaga hazy dumb come apart disorganised disorganized roaming roving lost one's bearing out of it balled up confusional off-balance awe-struck off balance overwhelmed amazed blown away had their heads messed with uncomprehending besotted confusticated got caused to be at a stand gravelled beat graveled buffaloed thrown off made to scratch their head preoccupied engrossed fuzzy delirious irrational unsound senile psychotic crazy whacko with Alzheimer's disease glassy-eyed shot to pieces screwy unscrewed addle-brained not knowing if one is coming or going

Noun

A movement of animals or people from one region to another
migration emigration relocation exodus departure flight movement journey expatriation moving travel voyage shift transfer passage hegira immigration defection posting trek resettling resettlement roving run transhumance move moving abroad Völkerwanderung peregrination crossing march transmigration traveling removal travelling displacement colonization leaving exile settling transplanting diaspora reestablishment uprooting homesteading drifting colonisation stroll vagabondage roaming vagrancy shifting withdrawal evacuation settlement entry arrival moving overseas itinerancy perambulation nomadism vagabondism rootlessness migrancy obambulation adventure expedition trip campaign venture pilgrimage course quest odyssey journeying progress scramble exploration excursion jaunt wayfaring globetrotting travels approach procession commutation route walkabout drive spin errand retreat sortie commute outing slog ride visit walk hike lift constitutional itinerary promenade circuit tour junket beat traverse patrol round caravan tramp safari range sally ramble transit saunter grand tour period of travelling exit exiting egress going escape egression retirement mass departure transition fleeing flow transference leave-taking decamping quitting departing farewell parting decampment traversal leave outgo desertion abandonment getaway congé adieu embarkation goodbye going away lighting out bow out walking out transplantation transportation conveyance transferal leavetaking disappearance sea change transferral repositioning voyaging passing outpour outflow outpouring gush advance motion progression offgoing advancement headway onrush process traversing furtherance changeover translocation change substitution switch transmittance flood transmittal transmission traject moving on trajection going out chicken run flit flitting change of job change of house change of address retiral resignation going off running away walkout takeoff withdrawing separation sailing recession taking off start setting off taking leave stampede vanishing act vacation setting forth powder starting out setting out

Noun

Different from that expected
aberration lapse irregularity straying aberrancy abnormality deviation eccentricity error mistake rambling transgression departure difference distortion diversion oddness unusualness divergence variation peculiarity nonconformity disparity inequality idiosyncrasy anomaly variance singularity change discrepancy freakishness dissimilarity shift digression distinction divagation dissimilitude strangeness diversity asymmetry inconsistency divergency waywardness unorthodoxy contrast flaw unconventionality imperfection alteration disagreement variability unconformity break unlikeness quirkiness unevenness oddity unexpectedness weirdness quirk disproportion unorthodoxness bump dent stop hump uncertainty spasm crookedness roughness twist hole bumpiness deflection disparateness uncommonness otherness separation queerness aberrance variety exception dissemblance curiousness atypicality anomalousness jaggedness hereticism abnormalcy distinctness fluctuation modification detour distinctiveness breach diverseness distance contrariety polarity opposition heterogeneity particularity discongruity contrariness antithesis discrepance separateness characteristic mutation coarseness fluidity caprice whimsicality capriciousness kink outlandishness foible extraordinariness unnaturalness bizarreness whimsicalness idiocrasy untypicalness atypicalness differentiation incomparability straggler waif aberrant maverick dorkiness contradiction contradistinction imbalance split incongruity gap gulf one-sidedness patchiness metamorphosis transformation revision displacement diversification tolerance nonconformance deviance varying incompatibility mismatch veering curve break in routine turn swerve departure from the norm deviancy variableness conflict clash turning aside disagreeing turning difference of opinion crotch ramification alterity radiation divarication malformation outlier randomness uniqueness

Noun

A change or development
movement fluctuation change flux variation alteration changing development evolution evolving shift unrest roaming fall rise rise and fall oscillation instability inconstancy swing unsteadiness variability motion undulation see-sawing yo-yoing rising and falling vacillation wavering alternation changeability ebb and flow ripple swell rolling fluidity changeableness unpredictability fitfulness irregularity modification unreliability fickleness continuous change transition mutation mutability shifting dynamics activity stirring agitation mobility motility stir kinesis drift sway kinetics move coming and going toing and froing to and fro full swing modulation variance vicissitude upheaval switch distortion ups and downs unevenness seesawing regulation swaying chanciness vicissitudes adjustment reversal veering adaptation changes deviation transformation revision diversification amendment reformation recasting swap diversity variety readjustment correction rearrangement conversion refashioning displacement flip-flop about-face deformation swinging imbalance volatility disequilibrium capriciousness uncertainties waving rotation uncertainty downturn reverse interchange repetition transposition systole and diastole peaks and valleys wax and wane wave reworking metamorphosis revamping transmogrification makeover transfiguration rectification life's ups and downs review wobble refinement transmutation remodeling good and bad times remodelling repeated rotation mid-course correction deviations waverings waves displacements realignment turnaround reshaping turn renewal redirection rectifications refashionings wobbles reviews revolution retraction about-turn reordering rowback changeover substitution permutation bend yaw deflection sea change U-turn

Verb

Present participle for to walk or move in a leisurely or aimless way
roaming rambling ranging strolling meandering roving walking drifting traipsing gallivanting maundering ambling cruising sauntering dawdling mooching pottering prowling coasting peregrinating stravaiging trekking floating galavanting jaunting knocking about moseying straggling tramping trudging batting bimbling gadding hiking rolling tootling circumambulating circumlocuting circumnutating hopscotching trailing vagabonding gadding about globe-trotting knocking around milling about milling around milling round going walkabout kicking around mooching around following one's nose walking the tracks straying travelling traveling perambulating moving pootling journeying toddling touring promenading traversing swanning marching plodding shuffling loitering going puttering tromping globetrotting proceeding going for a walk taking a walk voyaging migrating hitting the road lumbering dallying striding slogging taking the air moping streeling backpacking trooping idling pacing loafing travelling around traveling around stumping shifting sashaying treading lingering departing stepping ambulating hanging about parading walking slowly progressing advancing crossing bumming going on foot going slowly lagging hoofing passing footslogging padding lolling prancing strutting emigrating yomping trogging tarrying deviating crawling exploring patrolling shambling erring dilly-dallying making your way immigrating taking a stroll legging it hanging around hoofing it moving around tripping wandering aimlessly taking a trip filing cantering running around transmigrating bumming around pounding footling stooging drooping scuffing percolating ankling dabbling changing limping taking a turn footing it creeping tailing getting some exercise getting some air dillydallying scouring wending scrambling sloughing poking falling behind lollygagging following getting sidetracked skulking dragging batting around hitting the trail wending one's way passing over stretching your legs going for a stroll pilgrimaging walking casually setting out shilly-shallying making one's way footing hanging setting forth bringing up the rear traveling on foot travelling on foot hanging out moving slowly getting no place fast dandering quitting removing going astray wandering around roaming about moving abroad travelling about flitting running trekking through trundling trolling struggling along schlepping trilling oozing going hither and thither divagating twining extravagating recoiling sweeping swinging climbing transitioning fiddling tinkering going adrift winding zigzagging venturing wayfaring reconnoitering searching reconnoitring encompassing breezing clambering wandering about twisting and turning getting off the point waltzing delaying walking around going aimlessly going off at a tangent frittering fribbling trucking spreading through strolling along taking it easy pushing on moving aimlessly boogying boogieing going for a constitutional going on a excursion going on a trip going on a journey galloping finding one's way making circuit socializing raving partying messing about mincing staggering hobbling lallygagging diddling jaunting around roaming around socialising flitting around skipping ascending descending tiptoeing stumbling itinerating lounging pressing on going by foot moving forward going down going up going forward slouching going partying going clubbing trotting lurking slackening halting hovering frittering away passing time procrastinating flagging putting off pausing stepping out covering poking along tottering lazing raving it up living it up leaving transferring nomadizing racing locomoting stalking dragging oneself riding waddling doddering walking up and down marching up and down plodding on painting the town red coursing transiting navigating tracking circumnavigating hanging back dragging yourself tagging along galumphing floundering clumping barging scuffling stamping lumping stomping walking to and fro walking back and forth dragging along tagging along behind dragging one's feet lazying mooning chilling droning chillin languishing flogging lurching having a night on the town junketing transmitting hopping sailing cutting across junketting moving about overnighting moving round proceeding along going round covering ground taking a train going riding going into orbit getting through taking a boat wending your way passing through taking a plane making a journey vegging out kicking back hacking around goofing off dangling sagging dragging your feet spreading straddling hanging down lagging behind dropping behind trailing behind poking around strining out