Definitions

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  • adverb In an unsmiling way.

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

  • adverb without smile; in an unsmiling manner

Etymologies

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unsmiling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • When this "volunteer" unsmilingly refuses to play ball, the skit collapses, and White loses heart.

    Robert White

  • Stepping into the Ayatollah's presence, sitting before him, I felt a chill: he observed everyone silently, unsmilingly, with eyes of steel.

    Joan Z. Shore: Clueless in Iran: America's D��j�� Vu All Over Again

  • Michael ONeils technique at interviewing involved gazing unsmilingly at the subject and asking him over and over again to tell ONeil what he knew.

    Roadside Crosses

  • Michael ONeils technique at interviewing involved gazing unsmilingly at the subject and asking him over and over again to tell ONeil what he knew.

    Roadside Crosses

  • Michael ONeils technique at interviewing involved gazing unsmilingly at the subject and asking him over and over again to tell ONeil what he knew.

    Roadside Crosses

  • Michael ONeils technique at interviewing involved gazing unsmilingly at the subject and asking him over and over again to tell ONeil what he knew.

    Roadside Crosses

  • Michael ONeils technique at interviewing involved gazing unsmilingly at the subject and asking him over and over again to tell ONeil what he knew.

    Roadside Crosses

  • With profound and deadening understatement Cowell looked at him unsmilingly and said: "I think you could do with a little bit more practice."

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • With profound and deadening understatement Cowell looked at him unsmilingly and said: "I think you could do with a little bit more practice."

    Britain's Got Talent has got talent

  • The Chinese would smile for the cameras, but then once the door closed they would stare unsmilingly at their counterparts and begin what Barshefsky called "The Lecture."

    Revisiting the China Model

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