Adjective "bloodless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a revolution or conflict) without violence or killing.
  1. 'Devolution of function from central government to the stronger local units would have involved an intensification of the land value charges at the expense of income taxes - a bloodless revolution!'
  2. 'A bloodless revolution is possible, but only if it's supported by a clear majority of the populace, who are no longer afraid to say what they think for fear of being shot.'
  3. 'Over 30 countries experienced nearly entirely bloodless revolutions in the span of a few months in 1989-90, and nobody saw it coming.'
  4. 'We need to abandon the fantasy of a bloodless war and get this fight over with, I think.'
  5. 'Much of this economic merriment can be ascribed to the miracle of our virtually bloodless revolution and the government's macro-economic policy.'
  6. 'He cut tax rates from 70 to 28 percent, restored our spirit, rebuilt the armed forces into the most formidable the world had ever seen, and led us to bloodless victory in the Cold War.'
  7. 'But bloodless revolutions have been rather rare in Europe.'
  8. 'The fact that England's revolution was bloodless implicitly grounds his claim that Enlightenment in Britain differed in significant ways from Enlightenment in France.'
  9. 'If they had succeeded, it would have been a bloodless revolution, and our lives today might be different and immensely better.'
  10. 'Nowhere is this link between the form and the content of bloodless revolution more recognizable than in Scott's Old Mortality.'
  11. 'Twelve political parties and three coalitions are fielding candidates in the election, organised just six months after a bloodless coup toppled the president.'
(of the skin) drained of colour.
  1. 'Her face was white as sheet, her lips bloodless.'
  2. 'His perfectly straight nose was exactly proportionate to his mouth with his almost bloodless lips.'
  3. 'Beside her in the passenger's seat, Beth clutches her hands together so hard that the fingers are white and bloodless.'
  4. 'Her hair was pure white, her skin was ivory white, and her lips were almost bloodless.'
  5. 'The soul-shattering scream still wrenched from Elaine's bloodless lips.'
  6. 'His thin, bloodless lips were a pale pink and were in danger of turning white in contrast to his nearly-black dark brown hair.'
  7. 'Her fingers suddenly look anemically bloodless, their paleness complemented by her white long sleeves.'
  8. 'Barney whirls on him and glares - eyes big as goose eggs, lips pursed and bloodless.'
  9. 'Sebastian's face was as pale as his hands, nearly bloodless, and pointed in a rather elfin manner.'
  10. 'He smiled, a thin sliver of teeth between his bloodless lips.'
  11. 'a shrewd and bloodless Hollywood mogul'
  12. 'Martha is a bloodless engineer in the kitchen, as well as a disciplinarian in the dining room.'
  13. 'Which makes it all the more disappointing that the language used by most start-ups is so cold, so bloodless, so calculating.'
  14. 'Until recently compilations of slave trade statistics have seemed to reduce one of the darkest episodes in world history into a set of abstract and bloodless figures.'
  15. 'This woman, this humourless bloodless shambles of a person, was entirely sure that the sign was not open to interpretation by her or anyone else.'
  16. 'They weren't cruel people - just bigoted, bloodless and closed-minded.'
  17. 'a bloodless chorus'
  18. 'It was mechanical, lifeless, bloodless and monotonous, but the material was brilliant.'
  19. 'Giving has an emotional component, after all, and most of the new charity sites still feel a bit bland and bloodless.'


1. without blood: bloodless surgery.

2. very pale: a bloodless face.

3. free from bloodshed; accomplished without bloodshed: a bloodless victory; a bloodless coup.

4. spiritless; without vigor, zest, or energy: a dull, insipid, bloodless young man.

5. without emotion or feeling; cold-hearted: bloodless data.

More examples(as adjective)

"baitings can be bloodless by comparisons."

"coups can be bloodless."

"ends can be bloodless."

"solutions can be bloodless."

"revolutions can be bloodless."

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