in·​ex·​pres·​sive | \ ˌi-nik-ˈspre-siv How to pronounce inexpressive (audio) \

Definition of inexpressive

1 : lacking expression or meaning an inexpressive face
2 archaic : inexpressible

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from inexpressive

inexpressively adverb
inexpressiveness noun

Examples of inexpressive in a Sentence

kept a resolutely inexpressive face throughout the poker game
Recent Examples on the Web His dad was intimidating, inexpressive, self-centered. Ken Budd, Washington Post, 10 May 2021 Ben Addi is a quiet, inexpressive performer, and his blankness places Ahmed’s inner life firmly off limits. New York Times, 20 Feb. 2020 Romine, 21, remembered Adrio seemed quiet and inexpressive during the trip. Serena O'sullivan, azcentral, 24 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inexpressive.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of inexpressive

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About inexpressive

Time Traveler for inexpressive

Time Traveler

The first known use of inexpressive was in 1652

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near inexpressive




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for inexpressive

Cite this Entry

“Inexpressive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!