What is another word for passionless?

Pronunciation: [pˈaʃənləs] (IPA)

Passionless describes an absence of strong emotion or enthusiasm. Synonyms for passionless include dispassionate, unemotional, apathetic, indifferent, cold, indifferent, detached, unfeeling, unresponsive, emotionless, unexcited, and insensitive. These terms suggest a lack of interest, motivation, and inspiration. In some cases, they imply a negative or cynical attitude. Dispassionate suggests a detachment from the situation and a cool observation of the facts. Apathetic is a more active disinterest that involves a lack of curiosity or concern. Unemotional implies a lack of feeling or expression, while cold and indifferent suggest a deliberate avoidance of emotional involvement.

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What are the hypernyms for Passionless?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for passionless?

Passionless refers to a lack of enthusiasm or excitement towards something. The antonyms for passionless are abundant and can vary depending on the context. Enthusiastic, passionate, animated, impassioned, excited, and fervent are antonyms for passionless, which can refer to a person with a lack of eagerness or desire. Similarly, dull, unenthusiastic, dispassionate, unemotional, unexcited, and apathetic are antonyms that can describe a lack of zeal or fervor towards a particular subject. In conclusion, when faced with passionless situations, it is important to explore other antonyms to find the perfect description and suit the context.

Usage examples for Passionless

For the greater part of the time, her eyes were closed; her face almost as fixed and passionless as that of a corpse.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
The happiness which the philosophic life promised is described in vague outline, like the delineation given of the calm and passionless existence of the Gods.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar
He adds the further comment, 'Do we suppose that Pacuvius, in writing this passage, was in a calm and passionless mood?
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar

Famous quotes with Passionless

  • The voice of passion is better than the voice of reason. The passionless cannot change history.
    Czeslaw Milosz
  • In televisionland we are all sophisticated enough now to realize that every statistic has an equal and opposite statistic somewhere in the universe. It is not a candidate's favorite statistic per se that engages us, but the assurance with which he can use it. We are testing the candidates for self-confidence, for "Presidentiality" in statistical bombardment. It doesn't really matter if their statistics be homemade. What settles the business is the cool with which they are dropped. And so, as the second half hour treads the decimaled path toward the third hour, we become aware of being locked in a tacit conspiracy with the candidates. We know their statistics go to nothing of importance, and they know we know, and we know they know we know. There is total but unspoken agreement that the "debate," the arguments which are being mustered here, are of only the slightest importance. As in some primitive ritual, we all agree — candidates and onlookers — to pretend we are involved in a debate, although the real exercise is a test of style and manners. Which of the competitors can better execute the intricate maneuvers prescribed by a largely irrelevant ritual? This accounts for the curious lack of passion in both performers. Even when Ford accuses Carter of inconsistency, it is done in a flat, emotionless, game-playing style. The delivery has the tuneless ring of an old press release from the Republican National Committee. Just so, when Carter has an opportunity to set pulses pounding by denouncing the Nixon pardon, he dances delicately around the invitation like a maiden skirting a bog. We judge that both men judge us to be drained of desire for passion in public life, to be looking for Presidents who are cool and noninflammable. They present themselves as passionless technocrats using an English singularly devoid of poetry, metaphor and even coherent forthright declaration. Caught up in the conspiracy, we watch their coolness with fine technical understanding and, in the final half hour, begin asking each other for technical judgments. How well is Carter exploiting the event to improve our image of him? Is Ford's television manner sufficiently self-confident to make us sense him as "Presidential"? It is quite extraordinary. Here we are, fully aware that we are being manipulated by image projectionists, yet happily asking ourselves how obligingly we are submitting to the manipulation. It is as though a rat running a maze were more interested in the psychologist's charts on his behavior than in getting the cheese at the goal line.
    Russell Baker
  • I would resign the words of praise which now Make my cheek crimson and my pulses beat. Could I but deem that when my heart is cold And my lip passionless, my songs would be Numbered 'mid the young minstrels' first delights, And murmured by the lover where his suit Calls upon poetry to breathe of love.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • I before I die, find way to say the essential thing that is in me, that I have never said yet – a thing that is not love or hate or pity or scorn, but the very breath of life, fierce and coming from far away, bringing into human life the vastness and fearful passionless force of non-human things...
    Bertrand Russell

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