un·​emo·​tion·​al | \ˌən-i-ˈmō-shnəl, -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

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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 Byrne became the focus of popular attention in the early 1980s beside Peter Gabriel, Laurie Anderson, Sting and a few other artists/musicians who blended unemotional personas with poetic lyrics to help wrestle the world out of the clutches of disco. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "David Byrne burns it down at the Gentilly Stage at Jazz Fest," 29 Apr. 2018 On a bad day, however, Saturn can be harsh and unemotional, forcing us to learn through tough love and difficult challenges. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Birth Charts 101: An Astrology Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Planets," 12 Mar. 2018 Dreams that occur in deep sleep tend to be unemotional, non-vivid, concerned with simple things, and hard to remember. Rowan Hooper, Washington Post, "Decoding dreams: 6 answers to what goes on inside the sleeping mind," 7 Apr. 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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