Definitions

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  • adjective Not affecting.

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  • adjective not arousing affect

Etymologies

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un- +‎ affecting

Examples

  • (Bias here, I found Citizen Kane to be an emotionally unaffecting film that tried much too hard to be tragic, but oh well).

    Kicking The Dog

  • A tale of childhood abuse and brutality, the story's underpowered and unaffecting narrative slowly builds towards an anti-climactic ending fatally undermined by the author's weak characterisation and sloppy writing.

    GUEST REVIEW: Jonathan McCalmont on Black Static #15

  • Gratuitous, maybe, but not an unaffecting performance.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Gratuitous, maybe, but not an unaffecting performance.

    Pecs and the Man

  • This is a tasteful, sometimes elegant, yet ultimately bland and unaffecting exhibition.

    Better in Three Dimensions

  • Also, it's important to remember that this is fun, that my work is play, and that if it isn't, I run the risk of becoming the kind of dire hack who churns out unaffecting fiction by the bucketload.

    the morning light is hell at the camelot motel

  • Completely unaffecting humans, this new retrovirus soon begins to find its way into certain animal species.

    Adopt a Pink Elephant » Fanboy.com

  • Simply living in an environment also means things like dead skin cells, animal dander and carpet fibers will float in the air, often in small, unaffecting doses.

    Cleaning Up The House

  • For all of Ferris's desperate struggles, and for all the director's efforts to emulate the remarkable verisimilitude he achieved in "Black Hawk Down," his new film remains abstract and unaffecting.

    'Lies,' CIA Tale, Tries for Veracity, Lacks Feeling

  • For all of Ferris's desperate struggles, and for all the director's efforts to emulate the remarkable verisimilitude he achieved in "Black Hawk Down," his new film remains abstract and unaffecting.

    CIA story 'Lies' tries

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