emo·​tion·​less | \i-ˈmō-shən-ləs \

Definition of emotionless 

: showing, having, or expressing no emotion an emotionless stare

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Other Words from emotionless

emotionlessly adverb
emotionlessness noun

Examples of emotionless in a Sentence

She did her job with emotionless efficiency. endured an unsatisfying marriage to a seemingly emotionless man

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The usually combative Vann was largely emotionless during Friday's hearing as Lake County Judge Samuel Cappas reviewed the terms of the plea agreement that calls for him to be sentenced to life in prison without parole. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Ex-Marine Darren Vann pleads guilty to serial killings of 7 women in Indiana," 7 May 2018 While some fans may prefer baseball players to remain emotionless followers of baseball’s unwritten rules — even in the face of a heckling fan — Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley is too fun for that. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Archie Bradley had the best time taunting Phillies fans after D-backs home runs," 26 Apr. 2018 The teen sat emotionless throughout Friday's hearing, even during the tearful testimony from Walker's parents. Deanna Boyd, star-telegram, "Teen girl who hatched plan for home invasion that left young father dead gets 20 years," 26 Feb. 2018 Julia Thompson appears almost completely emotionless in the first set of her tennis match against Lexington on a sunny, 60-degree afternoon. Matt Case, BostonGlobe.com, "Winchester’s Thompson takes place among tennis contenders," 11 May 2018 But the avenging Dolores who dominates Season 2 is stuck in one emotionless mode. Sandra Upson, WIRED, "Westworld Recap, Season 2 Episode 5: More Dead Than Alive," 21 May 2018 Lives Lost Over Three Decades Related Coverage The accused seemed emotionless, looking down. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "‘Don’t Scream’: How the Texas School Shooting Unfolded," 20 May 2018 Green said, just one in a series of succinct, emotionless answers. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "It's boom or bust for Colts safety T.J. Green: 'There ain't no time to waste'," 8 May 2018 That’s particularly true in the arcane world of artificial intelligence (AI), where the notion of smart, emotionless machines making decisions wonderfully free of bias is fading fast. Randy Rieland, Smithsonian, "Artificial Intelligence Is Now Used to Predict Crime. But Is It Biased?," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of emotionless

1843, in the meaning defined above

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: showing, having, or expressing no emotion

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