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

Other Words from unsentimental

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

Examples of unsentimental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a bunch of guys in what can be the high-touch world of video games, the Tripledot Studios founders are remarkably unsentimental. Abram Brown, Forbes, 25 July 2022 The worry is that at some point, perhaps soon, this noble impulse will collide with the unsentimental imperatives of running a business. New York Times, 22 July 2022 For all its profits from Russian clients, the yachting industry was unsentimental. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 18 July 2022 Her scene with Jim is, rightly, the emotional heart of the play, and Annis’ outstanding, unsentimental stage debut is spellbinding. David Benedict, Variety, 1 June 2022 This unsentimental calculation led to the forcible removal of people who’d lived and worked on properties for generations. New York Times, 5 May 2022 Published in the summer of 2016, it was pitched as a generous but unsentimental portrait of the disaffected White working class — though not one that drifted into potentially off-putting populist territory. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2022 This unsentimental murder mystery follows a Chinese American family in small-town Wisconsin whose restaurant, Fine Chao, is the site of owner Leo Chao’s mysterious demise. Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2022 In return, Duchamp made at least one drawing of Stettheimer, a pencil sketch that is, touchingly, not at all Duchampian but a skillful, unsentimental registry of her sharp, intelligent features. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2022 See More

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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 8 Aug. 2022.

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