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 Building an empire or leading a business doesn’t have to be a mindless or soulless process. Mark Nicholson, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Amenadiel finds her feeling sorry for his soulless self and recruits her to help him take care of drunk God. Sara Netzley,, 28 May 2021 The sport had become corporate, soulless, increasingly designed to line the pockets of people who didn’t care one iota about the game. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 3 May 2021 As a drinking experience, hard seltzer is fairly soulless and boring. Josh Noel,, 22 Apr. 2021 But even putting aside the garden’s history, Trump’s redesign just looked, well, soulless. Lydia Wang,, 29 Apr. 2021 The orgasmatron in Woody Allen’s Sleeper (1973) is a symbol of a soulless society, a world where men are impotent and women frigid. Hallie Lieberman, Wired, 21 Dec. 2020 The worst mid-size crossovers are dull and soulless enough to sap your soul. Annie White, Car and Driver, 1 Apr. 2021 Nancherla skewered soulless company culture in Comedy Central’s Corporate and joined Netflix’s comedy Space Force to dunk on, well, the United States Space Force. Nate Jones, Vulture, 21 Nov. 2020

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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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3 Jun 2021

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“Soulless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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