without blood:
bloodless surgery.
very pale:
a bloodless face.
free from bloodshed; accomplished without bloodshed:
a bloodless victory; a bloodless coup.
spiritless; without vigor, zest, or energy:
a dull, insipid, bloodless young man.
without emotion or feeling; cold-hearted:
bloodless data.
Contemporary Examples

Wendi Murdoch’s Pie Smackdown Samuel P. Jacobs July 18, 2011
The Death Penalty’s Gruesome Truth Kent Sepkowitz February 5, 2014
Call it What You Want, “Post-Zionism” is Anti-Zionism David Frum March 16, 2012
Iowa Results Show Romney’s Weakness Even Against GOP ‘Unelectables’ Paul Begala January 3, 2012
Scarlett Johansson is an Alien Seductress in ‘Under the Skin’ Jimmy So April 2, 2014

Historical Examples

The Slayer Of souls Robert Chambers
Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell
The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911) Charles Mills Gayley
The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
Taras Bulba and Other Tales Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

without blood
conducted without violence (esp in the phrase bloodless revolution)
anaemic-looking; pale
lacking vitality; lifeless
lacking in emotion; cold; unfeeling


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