Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being without soul, in any sense of that word.

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  • noun The state of being soulless

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Examples

  • It is apparent that they haven't involved a worker bee in planning, designing, or otherwise thinking through how the work will get done, and there is a kind of soullessness in the way that objectives and budgets are developed; they don't really seem to have a real relationship to the project's beneficiaries.

    Daniel Krotz: How to Write a Grant

  • It is apparent that they haven't involved a worker bee in planning, designing, or otherwise thinking through how the work will get done, and there is a kind of soullessness in the way that objectives and budgets are developed; they don't really seem to have a real relationship to the project's beneficiaries.

    Daniel Krotz: How to Write a Grant

  • But this latter melancholy is of a less poignant character than the former because what we seem superficially conscious of is not "soullessness" but a psychic life which is alien from our life, and therefore baffling and obscure.

    The Complex Vision

  • The danger of this, apart from its 'soullessness' is that these very people are then mentally disarmed in the fight over legitimacy in government, and will be of no use in preventing fascism wash over us all.

    Armed and Dangerous

  • Last year, after exiting a gallery show in New York in Chelsea, I felt a physical illness induced by what I deemed to be the complete and utter soullessness of the work I had just viewed.

    Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson: The Museum As Transcendent Space

  • Last year, after exiting a gallery show in New York in Chelsea, I felt a physical illness induced by what I deemed to be the complete and utter soullessness of the work I had just viewed.

    Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson: The Museum As Transcendent Space

  • The act shockingly showed the depths of Nuck's soullessness, especially after he swore he would repent to his conscience-stricken new bride, Margaret Kelly Macdonald.

    Cheers & Jeers: The Boardwalk-ing Dead

  • Last year, after exiting a gallery show in New York in Chelsea, I felt a physical illness induced by what I deemed to be the complete and utter soullessness of the work I had just viewed.

    Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson: The Museum As Transcendent Space

  • Their music — at least their last four albums in the 1970s — is viewed by some as a prime example of studio soullessness.

    Midweek Music Moment: Aja, Steely Dan « A Progressive on the Prairie

  • Their music — at least their last four albums in the 1970s — is viewed by some as a prime example of studio soullessness.

    A Progressive on the Prairie » Midweek Music Moment: Aja, Steely Dan » Print

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