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Related to emotionlessness: apathetic, impassive


Devoid of emotion; impassive.

e·mo′tion·less·ness n.
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the state of being emotionless
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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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