un·​sen·​ti·​men·​tal | \ ˌən-ˌsen-tə-ˈmen-tᵊl How to pronounce unsentimental (audio) \

Definition of unsentimental

: not marked or governed by feeling, sensibility, or emotional idealism : not sentimental an unsentimental person unsentimental remarks

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Other Words from unsentimental

unsentimentality \ ˌən-​ˌsen-​tə-​ˌmen-​ˈta-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unsentimentality (audio) , -​mən-​ \ noun
unsentimentally adverb

Examples of unsentimental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some were methodical, others ruthless and unsentimental. Washington Post, "We asked experienced declutterers for their best tricks," 14 Nov. 2019 Some were methodical, others ruthless and unsentimental. Washington Post, "We asked experienced declutterers for their best tricks," 14 Nov. 2019 This is how good teams often sustain success: By making unsentimental decisions that can provide long-term dividends. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "Analysis: 49ers’ moves riddled with risk," 17 Mar. 2020 But what poses as unsentimental truth telling isn’t cynical enough about the parlous state of our privacy. Jonathan Zittrain, The Atlantic, "We May Have No Privacy, But Things Can Always Get Worse," 7 Feb. 2020 Some were methodical, others ruthless and unsentimental. Victoria Fogg, chicagotribune.com, "You probably have too much stuff. Here’s how to pare it down.," 15 Nov. 2019 At the beginning of his Saint Laurent tenure, Slimane was mostly excoriated by fashion critics, but retailers cheered his rigorously unsentimental creative destruction because from it came the kind of clothes most people actually wear these days. Alexandra Marshall, WSJ, "Exclusive: Step Inside YSL’s New Parisian Headquarters," 15 Feb. 2019 The first is unsentimental and empirical: baseball is made up of a series of discrete plays with a relatively small number of outcomes, which can be measured and represented probabilistically. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "Seven Turning Points from the Year in Sports," 18 Dec. 2019 Pragmatic, clear-eyed, and unsentimental, Maeve is nevertheless possessed by the Dutch House. Allegra Goodman, Washington Post, "Ann Patchett’s ‘The Dutch House’ delivers a fascinating peek inside a storied mansion," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unsentimental

1752, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsentimental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsentimental. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unsentimental

: based on, influenced by, or resulting from reason or thought rather than feelings or emotions : not sentimental

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