Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not easily stirred or moved in feeling.
  • adj. Involving little or no emotion; rational.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Showing little or no feeling.
  • adj. Reasoned and objective, involving reason or intellect rather than feelings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not emotional; free from or unaccompanied by an exhibition of emotion or feeling; impassive; not inducing emotion: as, an unemotional person; an unemotional book.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
  • adj. cool and formal in manner

Etymologies

un- +‎ emotional (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Online shopping will continue to grow from a low base, mainly in unemotional purchases.

    The Changing Canadian Retail Landscape

  • If people are going flame as a way to compete, I’m going to out them, very plainly in unemotional language.

    My work is not a joke « Scripting News Annex

  • IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' see links below: Four Loko will now fuel cars; Chamber of Commerce calls for 'unemotional' talks on energy; Underground carbon capture and storage leaking, killing animals; GOP threatens EPA; U.S.

    Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

  • Part of the claptrap assigned to masculinity in our white patriarchal middle-class-aspiring culture is that they be "unemotional", which in specific means that "real" males are allowed to exhibit only anger or anger-tinged vehemence as emotions.

    BROAD CAST AND UPDATES, 29 OCTOBER 2007

  • It's also worth noting that, in the original pilot for Star Trek, the "unemotional" character was the female, "Number One," played by Majel Barrett.

    Spock

  • If you're told that your reservation has been canceled, make an "unemotional" appeal, citing matters like a crucial breakfast meeting scheduled at the hotel, he said.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Dassey's statements to him about not being involved with "unemotional," Kachinsky said.

    The Appleton Post-Crescent Latest Headlines

  • Mora said the usually "unemotional" Houshmandzadeh seemed affected by his trip, and by Henry's death last week.

    The Seattle Times

  • One does get a sense of Craig-as-Bond starting to wear an even thicker skin than before, his calm, contemptuous blankness even more of a defensive mask (I don't accept the complaints about Craig as 'unemotional' this time out, BTW - I can see why they're made, but I don't sense that in the character, even though the script spends a little too much time beating everyone over the head with the 'you're out of control because you want revenge' trope).

    Ned Raggett Ponders It All

  • If ever anyone needed to be loved, it was her "" unemotional "partner.

    Too Many Bosses

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