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

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Other Words from inexpressive

inexpressively adverb
inexpressiveness noun

Examples of inexpressive in a Sentence

kept a resolutely inexpressive face throughout the poker game
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First Known Use of inexpressive

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Inexpressive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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