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Origin of inexpressive

First recorded in 1645–55; in-3 + expressive
Related formsin·ex·pres·sive·ly, adverbin·ex·pres·sive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for inexpressive

devoid, dull, empty, flat, impassive, vacant

Examples from the Web for inexpressive

Historical Examples of inexpressive

  • Unfortunately the gong was inexpressive of the mood of the person who beat upon it.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • Eagerly he gazes on her charms; in thought he devours her inexpressive beauties.


    William Godwin

  • But this is an unfortunate and inexpressive way of describing their relation to us.

  • And the unrelated, inexpressive voice said: 'Give me your hand.'

    Tales Of Hearsay

    Joseph Conrad

  • His face, now hardly visible, was as inexpressive as the door of a safe.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for inexpressive


  1. lacking in expressionan inexpressive face
  2. an archaic word for inexpressible
Derived Formsinexpressively, adverbinexpressiveness, noun
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