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(of a person or their manner or expression) serious or unfriendly; not smiling.‘his face was hard and unsmiling’‘a large unsmiling woman’
sullen, sulky, gloomy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, in a bad mood, dour, surly, sour, glum, moody, unsmiling, humourless, uncommunicative, taciturn, unresponsive, unsociable, scowling, glowering, ill-humoured, sombre, sober, saturnine, pessimistic, lugubrious, eeyorish, mournful, melancholy, melancholic, doleful, miserable, dismal, depressed, dejected, despondent, downcast, unhappy, low-spirited, in low spirits, low, with a long face, blue, down, fed up, grumpy, irritable, churlish, cantankerous, crotchety, cross, crabbed, crabby, grouchy, testy, snappish, peevish, crusty, waspishView synonyms
- ‘Both men were unsmiling, and when they came to the table took their seats silently.’
- ‘Even the photographs of those who believe MMR to be safe and effective show them to be unsmiling, in contrast with the smiling, benign expressions of the doubters.’
- ‘For once, he looked completely serious, his eyes blue gray and utterly resolute, his mouth unsmiling, his entire face determined.’
- ‘The staff were helpful, yet unsmiling and tense.’
- ‘Two Indonesian nuns waited behind him, unsmiling.’
- ‘But he was unsmiling, and his look was so serious that she suddenly felt she had done something wrong.’
- ‘The man, with a rust-colored mustache, was utterly unsmiling and miserable-looking.’
- ‘He held her level gaze, unsmiling but not unfriendly.’
- ‘He runs a hand through his thick, dark-blonde hair and stares, unsmiling, with piercing blue eyes.’
- ‘An adversarial, unsmiling character, Bourdain has a gratuitous grudge against a society whose bourgeois comforts he long ago rejected.’
- ‘Scruffy and unsmiling, the children are pictured gathering in a York backstreet slum in 1900, with plaster peeling from the surrounding brick walls and not a tree or blade of grass in sight.’
- ‘Moments later, he was comforted by an unsmiling, slight figure dressed in T-shirt and jeans.’
- ‘She stands there before me, a lean, unsmiling girl, watching me.’
- ‘Dori, Roger, Grace, and Grant all sat in the lounge area they had been directed to by the unsmiling woman with the tight bun on top of her head.’
- ‘The unsmiling person behind the counter, perusing your paperwork, has the power to destroy your life with one stamp in your passport.’
- ‘The sister who opened it encountered several grim, unsmiling soldiers, one of whom informed her they had come for their children.’
- ‘The look on his face bothered me; it was an unsmiling, impassive expression with furrowed eyebrows.’
- ‘My unsmiling parents were seated on the couch, as if they were the jury, with Muriel at their side.’
- ‘The children are unsmiling, worn out with waiting!’
- ‘Her cool, unsmiling, aloof look, to say nothing of her understated but hip fashion sense, goes along well with her her musical style.’
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