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unsentimentality

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  • n. The state or condition of being unsentimental.

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Examples

  • Shot in semi-darkness and through a wall of cigarette smoke, the film did not hold back on the idiocy of the crass, unlikeable "hero" (a cocky young journalist), the brutality to the core of the police, and the sheer unsentimentality, horror and violence of the plot and characters.

    March 2009

  • The straightforward unsentimentality of this book turned Marxist interpretations upside down, which continues to exasperate the race-gender crowd: If dead white males were the center of attention, what meager place was left for the history of the powerless, the oppressed, and the second sex?

    The Imperial Mind

  • The 29-year-old Mayer's play can be formulaic, but it has the virtue of unsentimentality, it makes connections between boxing and such other cultural aspects as music, and Wolfe generates more excitement than most fights you see on pay per view.

    Big Names, Small Stages

  • Relating Darwin and religion, Morris further stated that Adams' reaction to Darwinism "was somewhat blunted by an agnostic unsentimentality."

    Hullabaloo

  • They are the masters of sang froid, brute realism, ironic detachment, and cold unsentimentality.

    Balkinization

  • And yet even they imparted a wholesome breath of sanity, disillusion, unsentimentality to the excited

    The Captain's Doll

  • She seemed to like males well enough, but she treated them as she did her horses, with brisk friendliness, immense understanding, and cool unsentimentality.

    Bonecrack

  • Of course, when so much of the impressionable part of life was lived amid the "sweet, sincere surroundings of country life," there grew up, between the family at the Hall and the families in the village, a feeling which, in spite of our national unsentimentality, had a chivalrous and almost feudal tone.

    Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography

  • These sixty policemen had been soldiers, and they went at their work with the cold unsentimentality of their trade.

    The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories

  • It is appropriate for children, and that unsentimentality and lack of fear is inspiring.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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