emo·​tion·​less | \ i-ˈmō-shən-ləs How to pronounce emotionless (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web Vision is literally fighting an evil, emotionless version of himself. Chancellor Agard, EW.com, "WandaVision finale recap: Even an android can cry," 5 Mar. 2021 Some say the financial industry is emotionless by default, but that's not true. Alex Kreger, Forbes, "Five Banking Customer Experience Tips To Improve Digital Transformation," 26 Feb. 2021 In the classic sci-fi film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, aliens come down to Earth and essentially start producing emotionless human duplicates. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Buick Envision Merely Poses as A Luxury SUV," 24 Feb. 2021 Spock’s father Sarek says, at the end of the movie,an emotionless man finding words of kindness. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’ is the best Christmas movie," 23 Dec. 2020 Matthew Stafford isn’t an emotionless football robot. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford doesn't want to play with too much emotion. Here’s why," 24 Sep. 2020 Gardenhire possessed an emotionless sense of humor. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Inside Detroit Tigers' Ron Gardenhire's final hours as manager: 'He loves playing catch'," 20 Sep. 2020 Her face remained emotionless as the judge read her charges of three counts of first-degree homicide. Bree Burkitt, USA TODAY, "Police: Mom accused of killing her 3 kids said she smothered them while singing," 22 Jan. 2020 Opposite Buck is Harrison Ford, countering the dog’s unnervingly expressive eyes with a disturbingly emotionless voice-over. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "‘The Call of the Wild’ Review: Man’s Best Friend? Cartoon Dog.," 20 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of emotionless

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of emotionless was in 1843

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9 Mar 2021

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“Emotionless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emotionless. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of emotionless

: showing, having, or expressing no emotion

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