Drifting vs Adrift - What's the difference?

drifting | adrift |

As adjectives the difference between drifting and adrift

is that drifting is having the property of moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces while adrift is floating at random.

As a noun drifting

is (motorsports) a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner.

As a verb drifting

is (drift).

As a adverb adrift is

in a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves.