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bloodless, exsanguine, exsanguinousadjective
destitute of blood or apparently so
"the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden
free from blood or bloodshed
"bloodless surgery"; "a bloodless coup"
without vigor or zest or energy
"an insipid and bloodless young man"
devoid of human emotion or feeling
"charts of bloodless economic indicators"
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"
Lacking blood; ashen, anaemic.
Taking place without loss of blood.
Lacking emotion, passion or vivacity.
Etymology: Of blodleas.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
destitute of blood, or apparently so; as, bloodless cheeks; lifeless; dead
not attended with shedding of blood, or slaughter; as, a bloodless victory
without spirit or activity
The numerical value of bloodless in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of bloodless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of bloodless in a Sentence
It’s bloodless, at least initially.
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.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
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- রক্তপাতহীন, রক্তহীনBengali
- bleich, blutarm, unblutig, blutleerGerman
- αναιμικός, αναίμακτοςGreek
- exangüe, incruentoSpanish
- gyn lhotteyManx
- latrans exsanguis terreatLatin
- ublodigNorwegian Nynorsk
- безжи́зненный, бескро́вныйRussian
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