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Synonyms of wandering

Noun


1. wandering, roving, vagabondage, travel, traveling, travelling

usage: travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"

Verb


1. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"

2. cheat on, cheat, cuckold, betray, wander, deceive, lead on, delude, cozen

usage: be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage; "She cheats on her husband"; "Might her husband be wandering?"

3. wander, proceed, go forward, continue

usage: go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"

4. weave, wind, thread, meander, wander, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course; "the river winds through the hills"; "the path meanders through the vineyards"; "sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body"

5. digress, stray, divagate, wander, tell

usage: lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"

Adjective


1. mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering, unsettled (vs. settled)

usage: migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"

2. meandering(prenominal), rambling, wandering(prenominal), winding, indirect (vs. direct)

usage: of a path e.g.; "meandering streams"; "rambling forest paths"; "the river followed its wandering course"; "a winding country road"

3. erratic, planetary, wandering, unsettled (vs. settled)

usage: having no fixed course; "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"

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