One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a bloodless revolution’
non-violent, peaceful, peaceable, pacifistic, strife-free, conflict-free, harmonious
2‘his face was bloodless’
anaemic, pale, wan, pallid, ashen, colourless, chalky, chalk-white, milky, waxen, white, grey
pasty, sallow, jaundiced, washed out, sickly, peaked, drained, sapped, drawn, deathly, deathlike, ghostlike, white as a sheet
3‘a shrewd and bloodless Hollywood mogul’
heartless, unfeeling, cruel
ruthless, merciless, pitiless, cold, hard, stony-hearted, stony, with a heart of stone, cold-blooded, cold-hearted
harsh, callous, severe, unmerciful, unpitying, uncaring, unsympathetic, uncharitable
4‘the bloodless flimsiness of modern fiction’
feeble, spiritless, lifeless, passionless, listless, limp, unanimated, languid, half-hearted, unenthusiastic, lukewarm
bland, vapid, wishy-washy
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