undemonstrative

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adjective un·de·mon·stra·tive \ˌən-di-ˈmän(t)-strə-tiv\

Definition of undemonstrative

  1. :  restrained in expression of feeling :  reserved

undemonstratively

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undemonstrativeness

noun

Examples of undemonstrative in a sentence

  1. His father was distant and undemonstrative.

  2. an undemonstrative person by nature, he nevertheless loved his wife very much

1836

First Known Use of undemonstrative

1836


UNDEMONSTRATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

undemonstrative

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adjective un·de·mon·stra·tive \ˌən-di-ˈmän(t)-strə-tiv\

Definition of undemonstrative for English Language Learners

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


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