Definition of bloodless
1 : deficient in or free from blood
2 : not accompanied by loss or shedding of blood a bloodless victory
3 : lacking in spirit or vitality
4 : lacking in human feeling bloodless statistics
Examples of bloodless in a Sentence
He fought his bloodless battles in the courtroom.
They took control of the government in a bloodless coup.
Her speeches are dull and bloodless.
a bunch of bloodless numbers and statistics
His face was bloodless with fear.
Recent Examples of bloodless from the Web
The season’s first two episodes are directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), and are instantly reminiscent of the almost clinically staged film, making Jean’s escapades feel bloodless and boring.
What ultimately got Trumpcare a modicum of coverage wasn’t a critical mass of liberal outrage about secrecy, preventative deaths, or bloodless, soak-the-poor, right-wing ideology.
Brooks Koepka played a bloodless round of golf, the sort that usually wins our Open.
But the buzzsaw of electoral politics can cut jaggedly through the otherwise bloodless task of regulating the banking sector.
Both opponents fell victim to delusions about bloodless victory without hard fighting.
But his bloodless persona on the field is quite by design, instilled in him by his baseball coach father from since Vargas can remember.
That film, more bloodless and brainy, sought to answer questions of origin with some pretty audacious backstory and — there’s just no easy way to say this — eyebrow-less colossuses who created the universe.
One of the Amami islands south of the Japanese mainland, Tokunoshima is known for its bloodless bullfighting.
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First Known Use of bloodless
before 12th century
BLOODLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bloodless for English Language Learners
: done without killing people
: lacking feeling or emotion
: pale in color
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