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 warm and fuzzy flick, a Lifetime offering, stars Melissa Joan Hart as the host of a holiday romance podcast who finds hope for her loveless state with a local firefighter played by Jason Priestley. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "10 things — series, specials and movies — to watch inside your Thanksgiving 2020 bubble," 24 Nov. 2020 Getting hitched while either of these planets is tracking backwards is a surefire way to end up in a loveless, sexless union, according to Miller, founder of Astrology Zone. Molly Longman,, "Astrologer Susan Miller Tried To Warn Us About The 2020 Wedding Season," 13 May 2020 Something must happen, even loveless slavery, even war or death. TheWeek, "An exploration of boredom," 8 Mar. 2020 The Deep Ellum club will have four shows for lovestruck folks and one for the loveless. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dallas-Fort Worth with wine, chocolate and romantic views," 6 Feb. 2020 In the chapter about the actor, these details will include his thalassophobia and his various chemical dependencies, which the girlfriend will theorize stem from a loveless childhood. Seija Rankin,, "Read an exclusive excerpt of Saint X, the buzzy new novel about a missing teenager," 22 Jan. 2020 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,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of loveless

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Dec 2020

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“Loveless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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