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

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The game is in Seattle on Oct. 19, and like previous editions figures to be a dull, emotionless affair. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Hotline newsletter: Summary of Pac-12 athletic directors on key NCAA committees," 5 Aug. 2019 The attorneys’ emotionless banter about the father, mother and children seems at odds withwhat's at stake: A child’s safety and parents’ rights. Mary Jo Pitzl, azcentral, "These courts must protect kids' privacy. They also must be public. Can it be done?," 31 July 2019 Unlike Elizabeth Jennings of The Americans, a stone-cold, emotionless spy whose character is almost traditionally masculine, Eve’s emotional attachment to her case is what makes her special and unique. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "Killing Eve Is Made for Women By Women, and It Shows," 8 Apr. 2019 His bearded face remained emotionless as reporters hurled questions at him. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Listen up, America: Malcolm Jenkins and NFL players won't let their message be drowned out," 6 June 2018 One of the last scenes of the film shows former lovers, now zombies, pacing back and forth past each other, obliviously emotionless as their dead hands brush against each other. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "Why zombies are so hilarious," 5 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of emotionless

1843, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of emotionless

: showing, having, or expressing no emotion

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