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Definition of "bloodless" []

  • Deficient in or lacking blood. (adjective)
  • Pale and anemic in color: smiled with bloodless lips. (adjective)
  • Achieved without bloodshed: a bloodless coup. (adjective)
  • Lacking vivacity or spirit: a long, bloodless speech. (adjective)
  • Devoid of human emotion or feeling: charts of bloodless economic indicators. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bloodless" in a sentence
  • "President of Chile, was presented to the Latin American nations -- his party and his doctrine -- as an example of what they called a bloodless revolution."
  • "The country's first free elections 20 years ago this month became known as the bloodless revolution."
  • "In A Taste of Armageddon, Kirk and crew actively destroy the systems that allow the planet to engage in bloodless wars."