Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being lifeless, the lack of apparent animation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. not having life.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being lifeless; destitution of life, vigor, or spirit; inactivity.

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

  • n. a state of no motion or movement
  • n. not having life

Etymologies

lifeless +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The musical lifelessness is unfortunately matched by a new and surprisingly uninteresting production directed by Chas Rader-Shieber with design by David Zinn and lighting design by Christopher Akerlind.

    Idle Thoughts

  • He was, just the same, struck by some kind of lifelessness, uncertainty, a little feebleness that he had never observed before in his friend.

    Maigret Afraid

  • His lifelessness was a condition found in others in Carrick Hollow—in Isaac Gardner, in Mr. Robinson, and in others who had performed Winston’s brutal ritual.

    Eighteen

  • Showing the same lifelessness she displayed on Dancing with the Stars, the reality starlet barely croaks out a lyric before walking out of the studio.

    Top Moments: Survivor's Crying Game and the Death of a Desperate Housewife

  • It was very heavy, and the lifelessness of it shocked her.

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  • But his lifelessness may also owe something to the canvas' having been a near-cadaver.

    Lee Rosenbaum: Met's Rediscovered Velázquez: "Philip IV" Falls Flat

  • Though the Man of Sorrows is supposed to be dead, depictions can range anywhere from complete lifelessness to sprightly vitality.

    The Man of Sorrows Motif Over Time

  • But pointing to the apparent lifelessness of those two planets despite them inhabiting this zone, they ask: How do we differentiate between one exo-Earth and the next?

    Astronomers hunting alien Earths

  • Now I just feel frustrated at the lifelessness of it all.

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  • But even more than that, the video not-so-subtly suggests that complete female passivity, lifelessness, and even death are erotic.

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