un·​ex·​cit·​able ˌən-ik-ˈsī-tə-bəl How to pronounce unexcitable (audio)
: not excitable: such as
: incapable of being stirred or energized
an unexcitable temperament
He always seemed to weigh his words, unexcitable, calm, measured …Craig Raine
: not responsive to stimuli
unexcitable cells

Examples of unexcitable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Male rivals struggle to position themselves against Ms. Merkel, whose unexcitable and deliberative style has made the fist-banging swagger of her predecessors a parody of the past. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unexcitable was in 1839

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“Unexcitable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexcitable. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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