unaffectionate


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unaffectionate

(ˌʌnəˈfɛkʃənət)
adj
not affectionate or demonstrative
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unaffectionate - lacking affection or warm feelingunaffectionate - lacking affection or warm feeling; "an uncaring person"
unloving - not giving or reciprocating affection
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He despised his father who had been a lazy drunk and he tries to overcome the shame of his father by being unaffectionate, brutish, stubborn, irrational and violent.
The conflicting styles and rapid changes in pace mirror the Prince's inner struggle and desire for freedom from his stifled life and unaffectionate mother.
Yet, as her mother dies when she is only six, he remains the only model of parenthood she has had--masculine, competitive and unaffectionate. We see how Nina misses her mother as a figure of affection when she is seen to imagine herself in her company as a child.
Raised by her unaffectionate mother, Jeannine, and conspiracy-theorist father, Louis, to become what he called a "superior being" who could survive under any circumstances, Julien is often confined to the rat-inhabited cellar of their home at night and told not to move.
Ifemelu felt her actions an "aggressive, unaffectionate interest; strange indeed, to pay so much attention to something you do not like" (Adichie 165).
Regardless how well he performed in school and won awards for painting, his mother remained distant and unaffectionate, never once showing any emotion.
In addition, adolescents point out that a parent is the one who establishes the rules, the authority, and who cares and provides his family with what is necessary, as evidenced in the following phrases: Being a parent is giving the permits, tidying the house, giving him what he needs, say, give him what he needs in the material, economically, that's what I've tried most, not much affectively (P2); On the one hand being a father is to give love to the children and the woman of one, but in my case as I am unaffectionate and generally one as a man as that does not flow to one like them, then my responsibility is in the financial support to my children and To my wife, who are missing nothing, and because now she has to stay looking after the baby (P3).
Believing she has escaped her surveillance, Hazel hides out in a trailer park with her widowed, unaffectionate dad, who would prefer to be alone with his redheaded sex dolls, Roxy and Diane.
She describes her mount as greedy and unaffectionate, but his ability to deal with the noise and pressure in Brazil could see them triumph again.
However, over the last five or 10 years he's become completely unaffectionate.