undemonstratively

undemonstrative

[uhn-duh-mon-struh-tiv]
adjective
not given to open exhibition or expression of emotion, especially of affection.

Origin:
1840–50; un-1 + demonstrative

undemonstratively, adverb
undemonstrativeness, noun


reserved, shy; unresponsive, impassive.
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undemonstrative (ˌʌndɪˈmɒnstrətɪv)
 
adj
tending not to show the feelings; of a reserved nature
 
unde'monstratively
 
adv
 
unde'monstrativeness
 
n

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undemonstrative
1846, "not characterized by outward expression of feelings," from un- (1) "not" + demonstrative.
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