American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by an absence of love: a loveless marriage.
- adj. Exhibiting or feeling no love; unloving: a loveless glance.
- adj. Receiving no love; unloved: a loveless child.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Void of love; unloving; wanting tenderness or kindness.
- Not loved; not attracting love; unlovable.
- adj. Without love.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Void of love; void of tenderness or kindness.
- adj. Not attracting love; unattractive.
- adj. without love
- adj. receiving no love
- love + -less (Wiktionary)
“Readers who love the character of Anna Karenina can disagree with Tolstoy that God should (and will) punish women stuck in loveless marriages, and who fall under the spells of heedless cads, and who are subsequently ostracized by polite society and former friends.”
“And, on the other hand, 30-something women who suddenly find themselves in loveless marriages and just want to break free and live life a little.”
“It was what they call a loveless marriage, pretty much sexless although Margo is almost 6, so there is that.”
“Every homophobe should rent the movie “Brokeback Mountain” and realize that there are many men in loveless marriages to females who secretly go fishing with their buddies, but really are secret lovers who wish they could be hitched!”
“It was a long-term loveless marriage that was characterized by a lack of care, compassion, understanding.”
“He is generally described as a loveless old man, but his biographers seem to forget the influences that surrounded his childhood.”
“Betty Driver of Coronation Street recalls loveless childhood”
“The prevalence of "loveless" unions and "cheating" spouses begs the question: are the Chinese unhappy?”
“Scud," as it's called around the company, showed men and women in everyday guises and in second-skin body suits of strong, solid colors who are trapped in, tortured by, or just striding through a kind of loveless Limbo.”
“Within the sphere of phenomena, to which the intellect is confined, there seems to be, instead of a benevolent purpose, a world ruled by a power indifferent to the triumph of evil over good, and either "loveless" or unintelligent.”
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