undemonstrative


un·de·mon·stra·tive

adjective \ˌən-di-ˈmän(t)-strə-tiv\

: not showing emotion or feelings in a free and open way : not demonstrative

Full Definition of UNDEMONSTRATIVE

:  restrained in expression of feeling :  reserved
un·de·mon·stra·tive·ly adverb
un·de·mon·stra·tive·ness noun

Examples of UNDEMONSTRATIVE

  1. His father was distant and undemonstrative.
  2. <an undemonstrative person by nature, he nevertheless loved his wife very much>

First Known Use of UNDEMONSTRATIVE

1836

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