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 Those who feared that the renovation would make the Pratt into a soulless computer information technology lab need not worry. Jacques Kelly,, "Baltimore’s Pratt Central Library emerges from renovation with its beauties intact," 13 Sep. 2019 And their lives overlap and collide on the streets of San Diego, whose clashing cultures and wildly diverse neighborhoods make this county of beaches, deserts, suburban mansions and soulless strip malls a character unto itself. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: San Diego has a dark role in a new noir novel by Patrick Coleman," 12 Aug. 2019 An angel descends to Earth to unite a soulless man with a woman. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 Fans complain that the London Stadium is sterile, soulless and offers worse sightlines than watching from the international space station. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Coming to London: Yankees vs. Red Sox vs. the Great British Summer," 25 June 2019 The vast and soulless concrete bowl on the river has absolutely no personality. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's TML: MLB's netting issue is complicated and we can't make the world disaster-proof.," 30 May 2019 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

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First Known Use of soulless

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2019

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The first known use of soulless was in the 15th century

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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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