love·​less ˈləv-ləs How to pronounce loveless (audio)
: having no love
a loveless relationship
: not loved
lovelessly adverb
lovelessness noun

Examples of loveless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The directors play the lead roles, as, respectively, a suicidal Frenchman and a Bosnian ballerina caught in a loveless relationship who meet cute in southern France. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Aug. 2023 Taylor Swift unwittingly helped Paul Rudd land his latest role as a loveless, bumbling mailman. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 17 July 2023 From the outside, there could almost be something regressive about this idea of a loveless middle-aged woman finding renewal in the arms of a man. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 7 June 2023 These people may have all the money in the world, but as the last four seasons have shown us in vivid, lacerating detail, their cold, loveless lives inspire little envy. Chloe Walker, Longreads, 25 May 2023 Meanwhile, a fiery matchmaker worries that Ember will have a loveless life. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Apr. 2023 Hope does exist in this loveless place, though. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 14 Dec. 2022 So, she's been in three loveless marriages. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 11 June 2022 Her mother was cold and loveless., 9 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of loveless was in the 14th century

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“Loveless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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