un·​emo·​tion·​al | \ ˌən-i-ˈmō-shnəl How to pronounce unemotional (audio) , -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of unemotional

: not emotional: such as
a : not easily aroused or excited : cold
b : involving a minimum of emotion : intellectual an unemotional assessment

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unemotionally adverb

Examples of unemotional in a Sentence

He was a cold and unemotional person. a surprisingly unemotional expression for someone who was just informed that his wife was missing
Recent Examples on the Web Judging from his recent clips, the laconic and unemotional McConnell is the true stable genius of our time. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Mitch McConnell Is No Genius," 10 June 2020 This result is probably linked to the fact that many people still imagine doctors, particularly surgeons, as being distant and having a tendency toward being unemotional. Stella Marie Hombach, Scientific American, "From behind the Coronavirus Mask, an Unseen Smile Can Still Be Heard," 1 June 2020 As a child in Montana, Rule found stability in the unemotional simplicity of numbers. USA Today, "The grocery store at the end of the world: How a small-town Alaska grocer kept prices even, raised pay during the pandemic," 1 June 2020 The pandemic is proving, in many ways, to be the crowning challenge for the quantum chemist turned politician, whose leadership style has consistently been described as analytical, unemotional, and cautious. Saskia Miller, The Atlantic, "Angela Merkel Is Germany’s Scientist in Chief," 20 Apr. 2020 While Lofgren’s colleagues, in both parties, have often struck a combative tone during the Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearings, she has been measured and unemotional. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "The impeachment veteran: Zoe Lofgren says Trump’s case is unlike any other," 12 Dec. 2019 Unfortunately, like many of this species, the characters are an icy-veined and largely unemotional species that ultimately squander this provocative premise, reducing it to the status of visual essay rather than full-blooded human story. Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Gattaca': THR's 1997 Review," 24 Oct. 2019 Even though Roy monologues in voice-over about the glory of exploration, his public persona has the kind of unemotional disposition demanded by his military career. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Ad Astra Is a Deeply Human Tale Set Amid the Stars," 18 Sep. 2019 Self-advocacy is being able to have an unemotional dialogue rooted in facts that demonstrate the value one adds to their company and employer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Taking what she learned about self-advocacy and sharing it with others to close the gender pay gap," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unemotional

1876, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2020

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“Unemotional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unemotional. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unemotional

: not emotional : not showing emotion

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