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affectless

[af-ekt-lis]
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adjective
  1. lacking feeling or emotion; indifferent to the suffering of others: an affectless, futuristic drama in which the human characters are virtually robots.
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Origin of affectless

First recorded in 1965–70; affect1 + -less
Related formsaf·fect·less·ly, adverbaf·fect·less·ness, noun
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  • At such times she showed an affectless, impulsive excitement.

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch

  • On another occasion, when asked where she was, she said: "I am at the ball—I am going to Heaven—don't shoot me" (affectless).

    Benign Stupors

    August Hoch


British Dictionary definitions for affectless

affectless

adjective
    1. showing no emotion or concern for others
    2. not giving rise to any emotion or feelingan affectless novel
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Word Origin

C20: from affect 1 (sense 4) + -less
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