philosophical philosophic
emotionless e*mo"tion*less adj. 1. unsusceptible to, destitute of, or showing no emotion; unmoved by feeling. Opposite of {emotional}; as, he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served. [Narrower terms: {matter-of-fact, prosaic}; {philosophical, philosophic}; {phlegmatic, phlegmatical, stolid}; {stoic, stoical}; {unblinking}] Also See: {cool}, {passionless}, {unmoved}(predicate), {unmoving}.

Syn: unemotional, passionless. [WordNet 1.5]


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