not given to open exhibition or expression of emotion, especially of affection.
- un·de·mon·stra·tive·ly, adverb
- un·de·mon·stra·tive·ness, noun
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How to use undemonstrative in a sentence
By the time he was 10, he’d run away several times—to explore the world around him, he insists, not rile up his undemonstrative parents.He Robbed a Taco Joint With a Toy Water Gun for $264. He Got Life in Prison. | Kate Briquelet | May 31, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Dream dates come knocking, and undemonstrative mates mount quite a show of affection.
Yet this sounds too severe on Miss Mildmay, who in her own undemonstrative way did love her nephew and nieces.Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
She knew that she had been undemonstrative in her manner, and that such was her nature.An Old Man's Love | Anthony Trollope
It is a religion of love, practical, undemonstrative, knowing nothing of pageantry and spectacle.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
British Dictionary definitions for undemonstrative
tending not to show the feelings; of a reserved nature
- undemonstratively, adverb
- undemonstrativeness, noun
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