unexpressive

adjective
un·​ex·​pres·​sive | \ ˌən-ik-ˈspre-siv How to pronounce unexpressive (audio) \

Definition of unexpressive

1 obsolete : ineffable
2 : not expressive : failing to convey the feeling or meaning intended

Examples of unexpressive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Redefine masculinity to include expressing their feelings Too often, masculinity and strength have been marked by a stoic, quiet, emotionally unexpressive presentation. John Duffy, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021 The term, first meant as an insult, was attached to 1960s abstract artists whose work included hulking monoliths and unexpressive canvasses. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 23 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of unexpressive

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unexpressive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexpressive. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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