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Related to emotionlessness: apathetic, impassive


Devoid of emotion; impassive.

e·mo′tion·less·ness n.


the state of being emotionless
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emotionlessness - apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactionsemotionlessness - apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
apathy - an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
2.emotionlessness - absence of emotionemotionlessness - absence of emotion      
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
blandness - the trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern; "the blandness of his confession enraged the judge"
chilliness, coldness, iciness, frigidity, frigidness, coolness - a lack of affection or enthusiasm; "a distressing coldness of tone and manner"
dispassion, dispassionateness, dryness - objectivity and detachment; "her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone"
stoicism, stolidness, stolidity - an indifference to pleasure or pain
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I think what is genuinely scary -- and is scary in 'The Lord of the Rings' and in many, many different genres -- is emotionlessness, expressionlessness," the 41-year-old says.
Esteban waxes nostalgic about the now extinct Mexican society, echoing what Susan Sontag observes about the effects of extraterrestrial invasions portrayed in sf: "it is this regime of emotionlessness, of impersonality, of regimentation, which they [the extraterrestrials] will impose on the earth if they are successful" (127).
The scene ends and Ledger's emotional emotionlessness returns to his face and his body as he silently gazes at his wife in the crowd.