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

Definition of soulless

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

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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Recent Examples on the Web An egregiously unfunny enterprise that seem less crafted than extruded through the great product-mill that is Hollywood at its most homogenized and soulless. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 7 Jan. 2022 There are raw, vulnerable memories of soulless corporate jobs, fruitlessly shopping around manuscripts, and lonesome days on the grueling book tour circuit. Seija Rankin,, 4 Jan. 2022 For Vance, the story of the past few decades is that the social permissiveness of the left fused with the free-market creed of the right to create the soulless ethic known as neoliberalism. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2022 Most civilians have little affection for the Tatmadaw’s capital, with its empty avenues and soulless ministries. New York Times, 24 Dec. 2021 Whatever the brand of future-panic in most science fiction — scarce resources, soulless technology, rising robot overlords — what's at the root, usually, is our own obsolescence. Leah Greenblatt,, 18 Dec. 2021 Zamyatin’s dystopia was clear, sterile, perfect—and hence soulless, and soul-killing. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 If Homers don’t return to the office, downtown metropolises will become soulless, again. James R. Bailey, Fortune, 8 Dec. 2021 These soulless junkies are usually about fifteen years old, and wear bandannas, sleeveless denim jackets, and asymmetrical neon sunglasses from Pizza Hut. Daniel Kibblesmith, The New Yorker, 8 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of soulless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soulless was before the 12th century

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10 Jan 2022

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“Soulless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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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