Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not conveying the meaning intended or the emotion felt.
  • adjective Archaic Inexpressible.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not expressive; deficient in expression.
  • Not to be expressed; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not expressive; not having the power of utterance; inexpressive.
  • adjective obsolete Incapable of being expressed; inexpressible; unutterable; ineffable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not expressive

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

  • adjective deliberately impassive in manner

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Examples

  • Dressed simply in a plain black suit, but with large diamonds on both hands, and a heavy gold watch chain running across his breast, his belt filled with cartridges and an automatic pistol slung at either hip, Zapata turned toward me the unexpressive face of an Indian of about 50 years of age, relieved by remarkably penetrating eyes.

    The Zapata interview

  • Trott is a taciturn figure at times and an unexpressive batsman, his moments of self-expression usually restricted to that delightfully forceful whip off his hips and occasional eruptions on reaching a significant milestone.

    England's Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook hit sixes at ICC awards

  • Dressed simply in a plain black suit, but with large diamonds on both hands, and a heavy gold watch chain running across his breast, his belt filled with cartridges and an automatic pistol slung at either hip, Zapata turned toward me the unexpressive face of an Indian of about 50 years of age, relieved by remarkably penetrating eyes.

    The Zapata interview

  • Larcombe was lean and sinewy, with a cool, unexpressive face.

    DRAGON GAMES

  • Docile, controllable and unexpressive people are the product of communism. (real conservative)

    Little Boys Being "Feminized"? « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • She was a plain woman with a large unexpressive face and dull eyes.

    Twin Moons

  • Larcombe was lean and sinewy, with a cool, unexpressive face.

    DRAGON GAMES

  • In other words, they will have failed if they make a Riesling that is lovely and yet unexpressive of its place.

    How Tierce Riesling Gets Made: Inside the Winemaker's Lab

  • The cardinal flaw of Howard Jones, to me, was always his thin, reedy, unexpressive, whingy nonsinging.

    that's me in the corner

  • Like Greta Van Suseren, the lips are so tight and unexpressive trying to read them is like lipreading a Clutch Cargo cartoon.

    "As was the case with Chavez's tendentious present, Ortega's speech was intended as a slap."

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