affectlessness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From affectless +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

affectlessness (uncountable)

  1. Emotional detachment; a lack of feeling. [from 20th c.]
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      That is, she has an amoral affectlessness, a serene indifference to the suffering of others, which she invites and dispassionately observes as tests of her power.