Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not sentimental; not apt to be swayed by sentiment; matter-of-fact.

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  • adjective Not sentimental.

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  • adjective facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination

Etymologies

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un- +‎ sentimental.

Examples

  • Rich: Yes, if he's cruel, the upside is that he's unsentimental, which is refreshing.

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  • I don't find her writing "unsentimental" at all, and I certainly wouldn't describe it as "unsparing".

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  • In the Star interview a day later, he said it's important to discuss the Canadian family in clear-eyed, "unsentimental" terms.

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  • Funke describes the tone as more modern and "unsentimental," a mirror of protagonist Jacob.

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  • In the Star interview a day later, he said it's important to discuss the Canadian family in clear-eyed, "unsentimental" terms.

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  • They offer a glimpse of the kind of unsentimental prose that Alcott often said she longed to write in an "adult novel" but died before she had the chance.

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  • However alluring the goal, he said, pursuing it “would have incurred incalculable human and political costs”; he was expressing the kind of unsentimental caution that is realism’s most important characteristic.

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  • However alluring the goal, he said, pursuing it “would have incurred incalculable human and political costs”; he was expressing the kind of unsentimental caution that is realism’s most important characteristic.

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  • As for how people died, it was, according to these same texts, altogether straightforward and unsentimental.

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  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg 's mother, Charlotte—the matter-of-fact and unsentimental matriarch of the Bloomberg family who often inspired the funniest lines in the mayor's speeches—died Sunday at her Medford, Mass., home, where Mr. Bloomberg grew up.

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