un·​ex·​cit·​able | \ ˌən-ik-ˈsī-tə-bəl How to pronounce unexcitable (audio) \

Definition of unexcitable

: not excitable: such as
a : incapable of being stirred or energized an unexcitable temperament He always seemed to weigh his words, unexcitable, calm, measured …— Craig Raine
b : 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, "In Angela Merkel, German Women Find Symbol, but Not Savior," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unexcitable

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Unexcitable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexcitable. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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