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undemonstrative

[uhn-duh-mon-struh-tiv] /ˌʌn dəˈmɒn strə tɪv/
adjective
1.
not given to open exhibition or expression of emotion, especially of affection.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; un-1 + demonstrative
Related forms
undemonstratively, adverb
undemonstrativeness, noun
Synonyms
reserved, shy; unresponsive, impassive.
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  • With their bland, undemonstrative looks and their inner unease, both performers are in peak form.
British Dictionary definitions for undemonstrative

undemonstrative

/ˌʌndɪˈmɒnstrətɪv/
adjective
1.
tending not to show the feelings; of a reserved nature
Derived Forms
undemonstratively, adverb
undemonstrativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for undemonstrative
adj.

1826, "not characterized by outward expression of feelings," from un- (1) "not" + demonstrative.

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