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  • n. The state or condition of being passionless; lack of passion.


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passionless +‎ -ness


  • When you think of it, even without the modern marital problems of passionlessness and divorce I detailed above, marriage is a really bad deal for a woman.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: The Centrality of Marriage in a Cynical Age

  • Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared hare; let therefore the mendicant drive out thirst, by striving after passionlessness for himself.

    The Dhammapada

  • The best of ways is the eightfold; the best of truths the four words; the best of virtues passionlessness; the best of men he who has eyes to see.

    The Dhammapada

  • This passionlessness is the most striking effect, or revelation, of the sexual revolution, and it makes the younger generation more or less incomprehensible to older folks.


  • Now, a lot of people perceived that as, say, passionlessness or the lack of the common touch, but it means that he didn't have a sense of what the ordinary people out there think, and religion is a large part of what the ordinary people out there think.

    Under God: Religion and American Politics

  • Nancy Cott explored the cultural sources of the ideal of female passionlessness in the literature of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    Interpretations of American History

  • In theory nineteenth-century marriage and sex manuals advocated male self-control and female passionlessness.

    Interpretations of American History

  • The apathy or passionlessness of the sage is another of his most salient features.

    Guide to Stoicism

  • The Stoic extreme of passionlessness is almost as false as the Epicurean hedonism, and the mean between them is the ideal Jewish life, in which godliness and humanity are blended.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • His own body bestowed the gifts both of resurrection and of subsequent incorruption even on our own body, He Himself having become to us the firstfruits both of resurrection and incorruption, and of passionlessness [2243].

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus


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