loveless

adjective
love·​less | \ ˈləv-ləs How to pronounce loveless (audio) \

Definition of loveless

1 : having no love a loveless relationship
2 : not loved

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Other Words from loveless

lovelessly adverb
lovelessness noun

Examples of loveless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This next story is another erotic thriller based on author Patricia Highsmith’s 1957 novel about Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a young married couple whose attractive image masks the loveless relationship underneath. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas to join Fatal Attraction director's next erotic thriller," 2 Aug. 2019 They’re done with their loveless working relationship, and neither is willing to continue faking it. Dahleen Glanton, chicagotribune.com, "Column: The May-December relationship between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was doomed to fail. But did the breakup have to be so ugly?," 12 July 2019 In the popular imagination, there has long been one (very sad) picture of Emily Dickinson's personal life: that of a loveless shut-in. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Watch Molly Shannon Play Emily Dickinson as a Funny, Passionate Lesbian in Wild Nights with Emily," 7 Mar. 2019 Loveless is the second admiral charged in the case. Julie Watson, The Denver Post, "Retired Navy admiral among 9 indicted in bribery case," 1 Apr. 2017 Another critics' favorite, Andrey Zvyagintsev's bleak Russian drama Loveless, placed third with the Jury Prize. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "'The Square' upsets to win Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival," 28 May 2017 Loveless, Zvyagintsev's third Cannes competition entry, is produced by longtime producing partner Alexander Rodnyansky. Rebecca Ford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cannes: 'Loveless,' 'Florida Project' Land at Altitude for U.K.," 17 May 2017 Kyung, a Korean-American, grew up financially comfortable — surrounded by tutors, music lessons and other markers of success — but in loveless, unaffectionate surroundings. Joumana Khatib, New York Times, "Paperback Row," 11 May 2017 Loveless lives on a block where six of the 15 houses are now sober homes. Joanie Cox Henry, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Community workshop covers transportation and other local issues," 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of loveless

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Loveless.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loveless. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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