unemotional

adjective

un·​emo·​tion·​al
ˌən-i-ˈmō-sh(ə-)nəl
 How to pronounce unemotional (audio)
: not emotional: such as
a
: not easily aroused or excited : cold
b
: involving a minimum of emotion : intellectual
an unemotional assessment
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
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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unemotional was in 1876

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“Unemotional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unemotional. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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