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 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 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 While continuing to share stories, Jonathan mentions that there was a time when Drew was somewhat of an emotionless robot. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "The "Carpool Karaoke" Episode that Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel Met on Is Finally Available to Watch," 28 Feb. 2020 Her face remained emotionless as the judge read her charges of three counts of first-degree homicide. Christopher Roth, azcentral, "Mom accused of murdering 3 children has had kids removed from home, attorney says," 21 Jan. 2020 His face remained emotionless as Judge Scott Palk issued his sentence: 264 months, or 22 years in prison. Steve Winter, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 24 Jan. 2020 Sebelius, in 2008, was chided for what seemed an entirely emotionless response. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to deliver Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union," 24 Jan. 2020 As Conaway spoke, Schiff sat largely emotionless in his chair, with his arms crossed and staring straight ahead. Fox News, "GOP lawmaker slams Schiff during impeachment hearing, demands proof of whistleblower 'immunity'," 20 Nov. 2019 The bounty hunter was grievously injured during a high-stakes race against Han Solo, and rebuilt by the Empire as an emotionless cyborg hell-bent on vengeance. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Our 10 favorite minor Star Wars characters," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of emotionless

1843, in the meaning defined above

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13 Apr 2020

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“Emotionless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emotionless. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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: showing, having, or expressing no emotion

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