will-less

[wil-lis]
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adjective
  1. having or exerting no will: a timid, will-less little man.
  2. done or occurring without the will; involuntary: a will-less compliance.
  3. leaving no will; intestate: to die will-less.

Origin of will-less

First recorded in 1740–50
Related formswill-less·ly, adverbwill-less·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of will-less

  • She was all dark, will-less, having only the receptive will.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • He was passive, indifferent, will-less, and her gaze charmed him more and more.

    The Witch of Prague

    F. Marion Crawford

  • The season seemed to stand on the edge of a precipice, will-less, like a sleep-walker.

    The Lake

    George Moore

  • We're no good here, you and I—we were cast out at birth—soft, will-less—better dead.

    The First and The Last

    John Galsworthy

  • Whatever called Kaydessa into such mindless and will-less answer did not touch the animals.

    The Defiant Agents

    Andre Alice Norton