Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Devoid of emotion; impassive.

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  • adj. Lacking emotion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. unsusceptible to, destitute of, or showing no emotion; unmoved by feeling. Opposite of emotional.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unmoved by feeling

Etymologies

emotion +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The court clerk, a slight woman of about fifty, her expression emotionless and professional, rotated the box and, when it had stopped, opened the top, looked away so that the jurors could be assured this was random, and took out the first card.

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  • The Asians are sometimes known as emotionless mixed-up emotion

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  • Her eyes were still hazy and her expression was emotionless.

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  • They have years of experience all built around the idea of emotionless, concentrated problem-solving right to the bitter end.

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  • A Petty Officer, with an expression emotionless as that of a traveller in a railway tunnel, sat by the dial manipulating a brass wheel; a few feet away sat a Leading Seaman similarly employed.

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  • The perma-tanned rugby star was desperate to impress after a lacklustre performance last week, but the judges panned his efforts, with his dance being described as "emotionless".

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  • He described Conley as "emotionless" when he was interviewed by police.

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  • Michael Phillips was mostly "emotionless" during the interview and matter-of-factly described his life to Drukteinis, according to the report, including that he had lived with his grandfather for more than a year after having problems at home.

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  • I'm English, but I still understand the 'emotionless' rationale behind creating this "War Plan Red".

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  • A way of speaking that sounds less natural to a neurotypical person, who would describe it as emotionless or robotic.

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