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  • adj. Not smiling; serious or grave

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

  • adj. not smiling


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  • The service was clipped and unsmiling, which is usually followed by ` but efficient, 'but we sat with mostly empty dinner plates for 15 minutes, the kids (and their parents) getting restless in the hot side room.

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  • The ever unsmiling facade of bellicose Boehner and the cantankerous Cantor are counting on BHO to commit a faux pas so they can call the GOP cops to curb the enthusiasm of the common citizen.

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  • Another way is Old School—unsmiling, monosyllabic, The Rock in Early Terminator mode.

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  • “Whenever I think back to what my friend said to me, that night outside the theater, it somehow makes me ashamed,” an unsmiling Obama tells Auma, while cutting “green peppers.”

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  • The round-faced Kim Jong Un - unsmiling with his hair combed straight back - was one of the officials named and was sitting in the front row near his father with a military officer between them.

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  • The unsmiling Shindo owns the Cafe Bonheur, where Uru gets a part-time job.

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  • When I finally looked, he lay there with his face next to mine, brow wrinkled, unsmiling.

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  • Of medium height, stocky, tattooed, unsmiling, with eyes concealed by Wayfarers under a black leather porkpie hat, Rojas was a badass Eastsider.

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  • Two portraits from the 1870s by the remarkable See Tay also known as Liang Shitai—one of a palace eunuch in Peking, another of the mighty politician Li Hongzhang—reveal a diversity in pose and expression that defies the stereotype of Chinese portraits as stiffly unsmiling and frontal, as in court painting.

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  • With unsmiling faces, Obama, a Democrat, and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and other congressional leaders began White House talks on how the debt ceiling can be raised by August 2.

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