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unexpressive

[uhn-ik-spres-iv]
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adjective
  1. not expressive; lacking in expression of meaning, feeling, etc.: a bland and unexpressive person.
  2. Obsolete. inexpressible.
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Origin of unexpressive

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + expressive
Related formsun·ex·pres·sive·ly, adverbun·ex·pres·sive·ness, noun
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Related Words for unexpressive

reticent, aloof, dour, laconic, idle, impassive, vacant, meaningless, hollow, lifeless, immobile, dull, mum, silent, deadpan, inscrutable, stupid, empty, stiff, uncommunicative

Examples from the Web for unexpressive

Historical Examples of unexpressive

  • With unexpressive notes, meaning beyond the power of human expression.

    Minor Poems by Milton

    John Milton

  • With unexpressive face, the boy turned and climbed the railings.

    Mrs. Bindle

    Hebert Jenkins

  • He was not shy and unexpressive; he was buoyant and self-reliant, and yet he seemed to appreciate her quality none the less.

    Unleavened Bread

    Robert Grant

  • You will love other women, and one day the unexpressive she will appear who has never once peeped into these worldly text-books.

  • Unexpressive, un-eks-pres′iv, adj. not expressive: incapable of being expressed.