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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kloo-lis]
    • /ˈklu lɪs/
    • /ˈkluː.ləs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloo-lis]
    • /ˈklu lɪs/

Definitions of clueless word

  • adjective clueless If you describe someone as clueless, you are showing your disapproval of the fact that they do not know anything about a particular subject or that they are incapable of doing a particular thing properly. 3
  • adjective clueless helpless; stupid 3
  • adjective clueless lacking clues or information 3
  • adjective clueless stupid; obtuse 3
  • adjective clueless ignorant or uninformed, specif. regarding a certain situation or matter 3
  • adjective clueless ignorant, unaware, or uninformed: I remember thinking my mom was clueless when I was a teenager. 1

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Origin of clueless

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
First recorded in 1940-45; clue+ -less

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Parts of speech for Clueless


clueless popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for clueless

adj clueless

  • bewildered — If you are bewildered, you are very confused and cannot understand something or decide what you should do.
  • perplexed — bewildered; puzzled: a perplexed state of mind.
  • doubtful — of uncertain outcome or result.
  • thrown — a past participle of throw.
  • lost — no longer possessed or retained: lost friends.

adjective clueless

  • inexperienced — not experienced; lacking knowledge, skill, or wisdom gained from experience.
  • impractical — not practical or useful.
  • incompetent — not competent; lacking qualification or ability; incapable: an incompetent candidate.
  • oblivious — unmindful; unconscious; unaware (usually followed by of or to): She was oblivious of his admiration.
  • ill-informed — lacking adequate or proper knowledge or information, as in one particular subject or in a variety of subjects: The public is ill-informed of the danger.

Antonyms for clueless

adj clueless

  • aware — If you are aware of something, you know about it.
  • cognizant — If someone is cognizant of something, they are aware of it or understand it.
  • clear — Something that is clear is easy to understand, see, or hear.
  • certain — If you are certain about something, you firmly believe it is true and have no doubt about it. If you are not certain about something, you do not have definite knowledge about it.
  • sure — free from doubt as to the reliability, character, action, etc., of something: to be sure of one's data.

adjective clueless

  • well-informed — having extensive knowledge, as in one particular subject or in a variety of subjects.

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