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ˈblʌd lɪsblood·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloodless, exsanguine, exsanguinousadjective

    destitute of blood or apparently so

    "the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden

  2. bloodlessadjective

    free from blood or bloodshed

    "bloodless surgery"; "a bloodless coup"

  3. bloodlessadjective

    without vigor or zest or energy

    "an insipid and bloodless young man"

  4. bloodlessadjective

    devoid of human emotion or feeling

    "charts of bloodless economic indicators"

  5. ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, whiteadjective

    anemic looking from illness or emotion

    "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage"


  1. bloodlessadjective

    Lacking blood; ashen, anaemic.

  2. bloodlessadjective

    Taking place without loss of blood.

  3. bloodlessadjective

    Lacking emotion, passion or vivacity.

  4. Etymology: Of blodleas.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bloodlessadjective

    Etymology: from blood.

    He cheer’d my sorrows, and, for sums of gold,
    The bloodless carcase of my Hector sold. John Dryden, Æneid.

    War brings ruin where it should amend;
    But beauty, with a bloodless conquest, finds
    A welcome sov’reignty in rudest minds. Edmund Waller.


  1. bloodless

    Bloodless generally refers to: 1) An action or procedure performed without causing bleeding or loss of blood. 2) Lacking in vigor, vitality, or color, often used to describe someone's appearance or health. 3) Devoid of human emotion or feeling. 4) A situation, typically a conflict or revolution, taking place without violence or bloodshed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bloodlessadjective

    destitute of blood, or apparently so; as, bloodless cheeks; lifeless; dead

  2. Bloodlessadjective

    not attended with shedding of blood, or slaughter; as, a bloodless victory

  3. Bloodlessadjective

    without spirit or activity

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloodless in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloodless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of bloodless in a Sentence

  1. Plamen Doynov:

    It’s bloodless, at least initially.

  2. Robert Louis Stevenson:

    Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.

  3. Secretary Wilkie:

    Once again the halls of Congress reverberate with odes to rugged individualism, state sovereignty, and contempt for the centralized super-state, these are bloodless battles Jefferson Davis could never fight but, they are no less vital for the future of American civilization. As our cities decay and our standards and spiritual traditions deteriorate, America is searching for a better way. Walker Percy urged us to look South to recover community, stability, and sense of place in God's order which we have regrettably lost. That is a tall proposition but it is certainly one Jefferson Davis would understand and certainly one for which Jefferson Davis would fight.

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