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bloodless

[bluhd-lis] /ˈblʌd lɪs/
adjective
1.
without blood:
bloodless surgery.
2.
very pale:
a bloodless face.
3.
free from bloodshed; accomplished without bloodshed:
a bloodless victory; a bloodless coup.
4.
spiritless; without vigor, zest, or energy:
a dull, insipid, bloodless young man.
5.
without emotion or feeling; cold-hearted:
bloodless data.
Origin of bloodless
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English blodles, Old English blōdlēas. See blood, -less
Related forms
bloodlessly, adverb
bloodlessness, noun
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bloodless

/ˈblʌdlɪs/
adjective
1.
without blood
2.
conducted without violence (esp in the phrase bloodless revolution)
3.
anaemic-looking; pale
4.
lacking vitality; lifeless
5.
lacking in emotion; cold; unfeeling
Derived Forms
bloodlessly, adverb
bloodlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for bloodless
adj.

Old English blodleas; see blood (n.) + -less. The figurative sense in Middle English was "powerless." Related: Bloodlessly.

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