emo·​tion·​less i-ˈmō-shən-ləs How to pronounce emotionless (audio)
: showing, having, or expressing no emotion
an emotionless stare
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 Hilariously, one of the trailers hints at a possible flirtation between Peter and Gillan’s seemingly emotionless killer Nebula. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 3 Apr. 2023 Monte is almost emotionless the entire time. Kyle Fowle, EW.com, 1 Sep. 2022 Still, ex-employees said there was something emotionless about the way they were told they were being let go. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 24 Jan. 2023 The emotionless evil underlying pharmaceutical companies’ actions warrants inclusion here. Paul Schrodt, Men's Health, 19 Jan. 2023 There’s this myth in wide circulation: rational, emotionless Vulcans in white coats, plumbing the secrets of the universe, their Scientific Methods unsullied by bias or emotionalism. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2014 The spooky concept of an alien takeover that replaces people with seemingly emotionless clones is disturbing even without the layer of ‘70s paranoia ladled on in the remake. al, 28 July 2022 Thankfully, Schreiber handles the seemingly impossible job of taking the Master Chief character—defined by the plot as a necessarily emotionless husk of a human—and imbuing life and empathy into him without betraying his origins. Sam MacHkovech, Ars Technica, 14 Mar. 2022 His main character has an emotionless face that looks like the porcelain face of an old doll crafted in Eastern Europe. Karen Idelson, Variety, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of emotionless was in 1843

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“Emotionless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emotionless. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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