unsentimental

adjective

un·​sen·​ti·​men·​tal ˌən-ˌsen-tə-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce unsentimental (audio)
: not marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealism : not sentimental
an unsentimental person
unsentimental remarks
unsentimentality noun
unsentimentally adverb

Examples of unsentimental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spiky, unsentimental writings of Diana Athill refuse to romanticize emotional discontent. Lily Meyer, The Atlantic, 19 Dec. 2023 Even the show’s notoriously unsentimental star showed cracks in the veneer. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Jan. 2024 The posts are disarmingly blunt, wickedly unsentimental, weirdly moving, bizarrely punctuated. Rachel Sugar, Bon Appétit, 7 Dec. 2023 His rising up the ranks and unsentimental attitude toward Amazon is reflected in his approach to growing the company, where he’s largely tried to keep it on the path his predecessor built while pruning back on some of Amazon’s overbuilt investments. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 22 Jan. 2024 Sessions deteriorated and went missing over time, private pressings of LPs went into personal collections and never reappeared, and entire label catalogs were lost to moldy basements and unsentimental relatives. Marah Eakin, WIRED, 7 Jan. 2024 Chastain and Sarsgaard use that time and space well too, playing out what’s unspoken and making real their characters’ budding, unsentimental closeness. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 This resilience is on display—righteous and unsentimental—in Israel’s pursuit of Hamas in Gaza. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 15 Dec. 2023 Sanders is unsentimental and proscriptive in his speech. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, The New Yorker, 9 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsentimental was in 1752

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“Unsentimental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsentimental. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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