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lacking feeling or emotion; indifferent to the suffering of others:
an affectless, futuristic drama in which the human characters are virtually robots.
Contemporary Examples

And there you are, years later, a jaded, affectless, neurotic, disenchanted, sad person.
The Best of David Rakoff: Quotes, ‘This American Life,’ ‘The Daily Show,’ & More August 9, 2012

Historical Examples

At such times she showed an affectless, impulsive excitement.
Benign Stupors August Hoch

On another occasion, when asked where she was, she said: “I am at the ball—I am going to Heaven—don’t shoot me” (affectless).
Benign Stupors August Hoch


showing no emotion or concern for others
not giving rise to any emotion or feeling: an affectless novel


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