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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But Western civ’s idea of agriculture is mechanized and soulless, and uses genetic modifications to create innumerable soft, fresh doughnuts glistening with glaze that shimmers like an angel’s tears of gratitude . . James Lileks, National Review, "Girth Dearth," 11 July 2019 Instead, soulless walkways lined with shops sporting global brands have buried the maze of spice and gold markets that once were filled with the braying of donkeys. The Economist, "Beirut is still arguing over its post-war reconstruction," 11 July 2019 As a teen atheist and the sole child of a single mom who raised him in soulless suburbs around New York City, Michael was well on his way to becoming such a man. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Millennial Who Rejects Hipness and Irony," 14 June 2019 But as a performer, Nav had even less personality than his soulless songs. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rapper Nav's 'Bad Habits' is a hit album. But Nav's Milwaukee show was just bad.," 8 June 2019 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

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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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