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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Recent Examples on the Web The Reatta is nearly viceless, all right, but also nearly soulless. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1988 Buick Reatta," 27 Nov. 2020 Ralph Ekstrand, the mayor of Farmingdale, had followed this plan to great success: the new apartments there had filled up, and Farmingdale’s Main Street, once desolate and soulless, had become a bustling hub of restaurants, bars, and shops. Laura Curran, The New Yorker, "How a Long Island County Fought COVID-19," 16 Nov. 2020 Otherwise, the system seems content to live life as a soulless monolith. Brittany Vincent, CNN Underscored, "The Xbox Series X is the best computer console owners have ever tried," 5 Nov. 2020 Empty consumerism and soulless government are the traditional two explanations for our modern alienation. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, "American Life Has Gotten More Comfortable, But Less Happy," 22 Oct. 2020 More substantively, a team that on paper looks like the wild-eyed concoction of a soulless analytics lab more than passes the eye test. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "'Best in the league'? Why Tampa Bay Rays are the perfect squad for MLB's 2020 season," 22 Sep. 2020 The factory model just felt a bit too soulless for me. Megan Woodward,, "Q&A: McDaniel College professor Jonathan Slade celebrates seventh Emmy win," 21 Sep. 2020 That Harris ran a lackluster, soulless presidential campaign which failed to connect and had no rationale has been forgotten, and forgiven. Rich Lowry, National Review, "When BS Happens, NR Is There for You," 15 Aug. 2020 The News has moved twice since then, first to a cavernous and soulless office building on West Thirty-third Street and Tenth Avenue, and then, in 2010, to Four New York Plaza, in lower Manhattan near the Battery. Tom Robbins, The New Yorker, "As Newsrooms Close Across the Country, Remembering Why They Matter," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of soulless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Soulless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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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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