Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun not having life.

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

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

  • noun a state of no motion or movement
  • noun not having life

Etymologies

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lifeless +‎ -ness

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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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

  • 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

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

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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.

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  • 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.

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

    Chapter 6

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