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affectless

[ af-ekt-lis ]
/ ˈæf ɛkt lɪs /
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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.

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Origin of affectless

First recorded in 1965–70; affect1 + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM affectless

af·fect·less·ly, adverbaf·fect·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for affectless

affectless
/ (əˈfɛktlɪs) /

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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