soul·​less | \ ˈsōl-ləs How to pronounce soulless (audio) \

Definition of soulless

: having no soul or no greatness or warmth of mind or feeling

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Other Words from soulless

soullessly adverb
soullessness noun

Examples of soulless in a Sentence

a government run by soulless bureaucrats These companies are heartless, soulless, money-making machines. The houses in the new development are completely soulless.
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Claire wore it during her lunch breaks while working in a real estate office making copies, retrieving keys, answering phones, and sending me obscene faxes at my own soulless office job. Sara Petersen, Vox, "Why do we stop giving meaningful gifts to our friends?," 3 Dec. 2018 Still, the overwhelming majority of Fortnite players on Twitter definitely assumed these soulless corpses were zombies. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Epic would really like you to stop calling the new Fortnite monsters ‘zombies’," 24 Oct. 2018 Can music movies chill with this whole 'pop = soulless crap, singer-songwriter rock = real artistry' nonsense? Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Lady Gaga Didn't Need A Star Is Born to Be Taken Seriously," 28 Sep. 2018 This was the woman whose retirement party at Stoneleigh helped make a miracle happen last week in Pennsylvania’s notoriously soulless General Assembly. Maria Panaritis,, "'They almost need therapists': How the fight to save Stoneleigh brought Pa. zombie pols back to life, too | Maria Panaritis," 28 June 2018 Few entities in sports or entertainment have honed soulless cynicism to as fine a point as FIFA, the international, scandal-ridden soccer federation. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘The Workers Cup’ Review: Laboring on and off the Pitch," 5 July 2018 The only company that will hire him is Regalview Telemarketing — the soulless marketing firm that sells a nonsensical service called Worry Free Living Solutions. J.r. Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "‘Sorry to Bother You’: a fearless satire on race and the ultimate sellout," 2 July 2018 Description: Sandra Oh plays a bored MI5 desk jockey who stumbles into investigating a brilliant, soulless assassin (Jodie Comer). Trenesha N Striggles, azcentral, "Here's the shows you should binge-watch while it's hot outside," 27 June 2018 Most of my choices wouldn’t make sense to a soulless careerist. Heather Havrilesky, The Cut, "Writing for the Awl Was the Best Mid-Career Decision I Ever Made," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of soulless

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of soulless

: not having or showing any of the qualities and feelings (such as sympathy and kindness) that make people appealing
: having or showing no special or interesting qualities

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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