affectless

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adjective af·fect·less \ˈa-ˌfekt-ləs, a-ˈfekt-\

Definition of affectless

  1. :  showing or expressing no emotion; also :  unfeeling a ruthless affectless society

affectlessness

noun

Examples of affectless in a Sentence

  1. an affectless analysis of the cost of the war purely in pecuniary terms

  2. the accused remained affectless throughout the long trial

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First Known Use of affectless

1904


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