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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Other Words from unemotional

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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This person is a perfectionist who thinks about things on an intellectual level and may come off as unemotional. Erika W. Smith, refinery29.com, "Do “The Hills” Reboot Cast’s Star Charts Mean They’re Fated For Drama?," 25 June 2019 Widmaier Picasso, who studied law but now works as a television producer and consultant, tried to bring a lawerly, unemotional approach to his research. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "Picasso’s Grandson on His Five Favorite Paintings by the Master Artist," 13 Dec. 2018 Cool was unemotional and solitary, a dry energy that emanated from introspection and attitude rather than from conceit and swagger. Marc Myers, WSJ, "The Original Cool of TV’s Peter Gunn," 31 Aug. 2018 Ayling also hit back at critics who accused her of lying and appearing unemotional after the ordeal. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Kidnapped model says she had to make her abductor 'fall in love' with her to escape," 16 July 2018 The cast includes Janet Song as a dryly unemotional nurse who displays a leavening trace of empathy. F. Kathleen Foley, latimes.com, "Armenian genocide fuels Rogue Machine's '100 Aprils'," 22 June 2018 That doesn't mean my father is unemotional; quite the contrary. Fidel Martinez, latimes.com, "How the Mexican national team has brought me closer to my own father," 17 June 2018 The other half were told to write about an unemotional humdrum day. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Being Hangry is Real, But You Can Control It," 13 June 2018 Develop your critical thinking: Robots are wired to be unthinking, uncaring, unemotional, uncritical, uninvolved, irresponsible clumps of hardware. Phil Blair, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Robots are coming for your job, so make sure you’re smarter," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of unemotional

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unemotional was in 1876

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English Language Learners Definition of unemotional

: not emotional : not showing emotion

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