affectless

[af-ekt-lis]
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adjective

lacking feeling or emotion; indifferent to the suffering of others: an affectless, futuristic drama in which the human characters are virtually robots.

Nearby words

  1. affective disorder,
  2. affective fallacy,
  3. affective psychosis,
  4. affectively,
  5. affectivity,
  6. affenpinscher,
  7. afferent,
  8. afferent fiber,
  9. afferent glomerular arteriole,
  10. afferent nerve

Origin of affectless

First recorded in 1965–70; affect1 + -less

Related formsaf·fect·less·ly, adverbaf·fect·less·ness, noun

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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

Word Origin for affectless

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

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