Unexpressive Un`ex*press"ive, a. 1. Not expressive; not having the power of utterance; inexpressive. [1913 Webster]

2. Incapable of being expressed; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Run, run, Orlando; carve on every tree The fair, the chaste and unexpressive she. --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Un`ex*press"ive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • unexpressive — adjective Date: 1600 1. obsolete ineffable 2. not expressive ; failing to convey the feeling or meaning intended …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • unexpressive — adj. not expressive …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • unexpressive — un·expressive …   English syllables

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