Definition of unexpressive in US English:



  • Showing no expression; emotionless.

    ‘his big brown eyes were dull and unexpressive’
    • ‘International judges, while impressed by his quads and other athletic moves, found him too stiff and unexpressive.’
    • ‘Hey, husband, my boss is a silent, unexpressive block of concrete, and you are almost as bad.’
    • ‘Saddling their story with such an unexpressive director is just plain mean.’
    • ‘Frequently, the tone of their speech is flat and unexpressive.’
    • ‘This is a guy whose appeal is that he's an everyman, a standard-issue schmoe, and his voice is flat and unexpressive.’
    • ‘His pointy, simpery, unexpressive features look like a cross between those of an 11-year-old boy and a death mask.’
    • ‘He is shy and unexpressive and is often bullied at school.’
    • ‘She has often interpreted the unexpressive and disinterested look on my face to mean I don't care about her - when that is not true.’
    • ‘My guess is that someone might conclude she's oddly unexpressive and a little strange - but likeable.’
    • ‘Emotionally expressive individuals are perceived as more visible, more attractive, and more likeable than unexpressive individuals.’
    • ‘The other looks like the plaything of a singularly unexpressive individual, a billionaire from nowhere near London.’
    • ‘A week after she began treatment, my client called me, her voice no longer an unexpressive monotone, to tell me that 'the cloud had moved away'.’
    emotionless, expressionless, inexpressive, blank, vacant, impassive, inscrutable, deadpan
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