lifelessness

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lifeless +‎ -ness

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lifelessness (uncountable)

  1. The property of being lifeless, the lack of apparent animation.
    • 2020 February 25, Christopher de Bellaigue, “The end of farming?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      In the last years of the 20th century, Glenfeshie, a 17,000-hectare estate in the Scottish Highlands, was in steep decline. Decades of overgrazing by deer had reduced its hillsides to clipped lifelessness.

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