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characterlessness

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being characterless; lack of character.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being without a well-marked character, or distinctive features or marks.

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Examples

  • There's an essential, unfortuate Canadianness to Canadian TV, exemplified by the two approaches taken to the product: cloying historicism or bland characterlessness.

    sirilyan Diary Entry

  • Outside the sunlight lay in squares and triangles on the roofs, and gave the place its finishing touch of characterlessness.

    A Daughter of To-Day

  • Liebknecht grew amazingly during the war; he learned to establish a gulf between himself and the honest characterlessness of Haase.

    My Life

  • Klive, Mary MacLane, Hilma Strandberg, Marie Bashkirtseff -- have been veritable epics upon woman's nature; have revealed the characterlessness normal to the prenubile period in which everything is kept tentative and plastic, and where life seems to have least unity, aim, or purpose.

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

  • Let him resist the characterlessness which often goes with being poor.

    Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals

  • Only the moral integrity and the deep-reaching moral nature of the family give to society moral vitality; without these elements society declines to selfish, enjoyment-seeking characterlessness.

    Christian Ethics. Volume II.���Pure Ethics.

  • It was handsomely furnished, and although it still had much of the characterlessness of the hotel room, it was distinctly flavored by its last occupant, and still brightened by that mysterious instinct of the sex which is inevitable.

    The Three Partners

  • She could not, even for her friend, risk her mother's prospects, already poor enough; and she could not help perceiving the hopelessness of her friend's case, because of the utter characterlessness of the husband to whom she was enslaved.

    Far Above Rubies

  • He got a notion of re-introducing the characterlessness of the Greek tragedy with a chorus, as in the Bride of

    Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Society cannot, from its very nature, require as large a personal giving up of individual peculiarities as does the family; it rests essentially on a greater independence of its individual members to each other, — gives greater scope to the equal right of the individuals to independent peculiarities, than is the case with unreservedly-confiding love or reverence; it is made up therefore strictly only of the truly independent, and hence of the spiritually and morally mature; minors should belong predominantly only to the family, and should not as yet enter society; premature ripeness for society damagingly affects not only the taste for family-life but also the moral character of the person; and the most common reason for the characterlessness of the fashionable world, is the too early supplanting of the family-life by society-life.

    Christian Ethics. Volume II.���Pure Ethics.

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