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passionless

[pash-uh n-lis]
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adjective
  1. not feeling or moved by passion; cold or unemotional; calm or detached.
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Origin of passionless

First recorded in 1605–15; passion + -less
Related formspas·sion·less·ly, adverbpas·sion·less·ness, noun
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Related Words for passionless

aloof, austere, chilly, cold, cold-hearted, cool, forbidding, formal, frosty, icy, impotent, indifferent, inhibited, lifeless, passive, repellent, rigid, stiff, unapproachable, unbending

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Historical Examples of passionless

  • The Princess could not see their dull, passionless faces, and she was glad of it.

    The Very Small Person

    Annie Hamilton Donnell

  • It was the cold, passionless voice of Ankarstrom that spoke.

  • In its passionless persistence there was something resembling sympathy.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • "It is your shot, sir," he said, in a voice as passionless as when I first heard it years before.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • "You will find that you cannot," the passionless creature returned, monotonously.

    Triplanetary

    Edward Elmer Smith


British Dictionary definitions for passionless

passionless

adjective
  1. empty of emotion or feelinga passionless marriage
  2. calm and detached; dispassionate
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Derived Formspassionlessly, adverbpassionlessness, noun
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