bloodless

When something is bloodless, it's free of violence. During a bloodless revolution, a regime is overthrown without anyone being killed.

A coup or a revolution is sometimes described as bloodless — in these instances, political and revolutionary goals are achieved without any blood being shed or lives being lost. A different meaning of bloodless is "drained of blood" or "pale and white," as your face might look if you saw a ghost. The Old English word was blodleas — figuratively, it meant "powerless."

Definitions of bloodless
  1. adjective
    free from blood or bloodshed
    bloodless surgery”
    “a bloodless coup”
    Synonyms:
    nonviolent, unbloody
    achieved without bloodshed
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    Antonyms:
    bloody
    having or covered with or accompanied by blood
    blood-filled
    containing blood
    bloodstained, gory
    covered with blood
    bloodsucking
    drawing blood from the body of another
    bloodthirsty, bloody-minded, sanguinary
    marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
    crimson, red, violent
    characterized by violence or bloodshed
    homicidal, murderous
    characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being
    butcherly, gory, sanguinary, sanguineous, slaughterous
    accompanied by bloodshed
    internecine
    characterized by bloodshed and carnage for both sides
    merciless, unmerciful
    having or showing no mercy
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  2. adjective
    destitute of blood or apparently so
    “"the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden”
    synonyms: exsanguine, exsanguinous
    dead
    no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
  3. adjective
    anemic looking from illness or emotion
    “tried to speak with bloodless lips”
    synonyms: ashen, blanched, livid, white
    colorless, colourless
    weak in color; not colorful
  4. adjective
    without vigor or zest or energy
    “an insipid and bloodless young man”
    Synonyms:
    spiritless
    lacking ardor or vigor or energy
  5. adjective
    devoid of human emotion or feeling
    “charts of bloodless economic indicators”
    Synonyms:
    nonhuman
    not human; not belonging to or produced by or appropriate to human beings
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