undemonstrative
adjective Date: 1836 restrained in expression of feeling ; reservedundemonstratively adverbundemonstrativeness noun

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  • undemonstrative — 1846, not characterized by outward expression of feelings, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + DEMONSTRATIVE (Cf. demonstrative) …   Etymology dictionary

  • undemonstrative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not tending to express feelings openly …   English terms dictionary

  • undemonstrative — [un΄di män′strə tiv] adj. not demonstrative; giving little outward expression of feeling; restrained; reserved undemonstratively adv. undemonstrativeness n …   English World dictionary

  • undemonstrative — adj. undemonstrative towards * * * [ˌʌndɪ mɒnstrətɪv] undemonstrative towards …   Combinatory dictionary

  • undemonstrative — [[t]ʌ̱ndɪmɒ̱nstrətɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is undemonstrative does not often show affection. Lady Ainslie is an undemonstrative woman who rarely touches even her own son. Syn: reserved …   English dictionary

  • undemonstrative — undemonstratively, adv. undemonstrativeness, n. /un deuh mon streuh tiv/, adj. not given to open exhibition or expression of emotion, esp. of affection. [1840 50; UN 1 + DEMONSTRATIVE] Syn. reserved, shy; unresponsive, impassive. * * * …   Universalium

  • undemonstrative — adjective not given to showing emotion or feelings; reserved or distant …   Wiktionary

  • undemonstrative — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, actual, aloof, aseptic, backward, bashful, blank, chill, chilled, chilly, cold, constrained, cool, detached, discreet, distant, emotionless, expressionless, forbidding, frigid, frosty, glacial, guarded, icy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • undemonstrative — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. restrained, reserved; impassive, inexpressive, stolid, apathetic, calm. See taciturnity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. restrained, reticent, distant; see reserved 3 , withdrawn . III (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

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