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

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
Recent Examples on the Web Kenya, somewhat therapizing herself, makes a connection between her love of unemotional men with her mother abandoning her, which will always be the great trauma and tragedy of her life. Chris Murphy, Vulture, 7 Mar. 2021 But during that same campaign, she got slammed for being too unemotional and too guarded, for not showing enough of her authentic self, for not being likable. Elizabeth Warren, Fortune, 24 May 2021 The call, with Monfort, Bridich, chief operating officer Greg Feasel (who was promoted to president) and executive vice president Hal Roth, was short, sweet and unemotional. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2021 Yet to accuse him of being unemotional is like accusing a magician of being insufficiently realistic. Andrew O’hagan, The New York Review of Books, 13 Apr. 2021 Sergeant Mike Mehlhoff says Jeff had been strangely unemotional at the scene. Josh Yager, CBS News, 9 Apr. 2021 Kirilloff, known for his modest and unemotional manner, downplays the breathtaking number, shrugs at the eyewitness account. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, 20 Feb. 2021 Shultz was a stolid, outwardly unemotional man whose politics were, in fact, staunchly conservative. Norman Kempster, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2021 Herriot is not brooding, not wounded, not thorny and dangerous, not distant or unemotional. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 1 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of unemotional

1876, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Unemotional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unemotional. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unemotional

: not emotional : not showing emotion

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