undemonstrative

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un·de·mon·stra·tive

 (ŭn′dĭ-mŏn′strə-tĭv)
adj.
Not disposed to expressions of feeling; reserved.

un′de·mon′stra·tive·ly adv.

undemonstrative

(ˌʌndɪˈmɒnstrətɪv)
adj
tending not to show the feelings; of a reserved nature
ˌundeˈmonstratively adv
ˌundeˈmonstrativeness n

un•de•mon•stra•tive

(ˌʌn dəˈmɒn strə tɪv)

adj.
not given to open expression of emotion; reserved or unresponsive.
[1840–50]
un`de•mon′stra•tive•ly, adv.
un`de•mon′stra•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.undemonstrative - not given to open expression of emotionundemonstrative - not given to open expression of emotion
reserved - marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West
demonstrative - given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family"

undemonstrative

undemonstrative

adjective
Translations

undemonstrative

[ˈʌndɪˈmɒnstrətɪv] ADJpoco expresivo

undemonstrative

[ˌʌndɪˈmɒnstrətɪv] adj (= reserved) → réservé(e)

undemonstrative

adjreserviert, zurückhaltend; a fairly undemonstrative raceein Volk, das seine Gefühle wenig zeigt

undemonstrative

[ˌʌndɪˈmɒnstrətɪv] adjriservato/a, poco espansivo/a
References in classic literature ?
But she had learned to love this slim, gray-eyed girl with an affection all the deeper and stronger from its very undemonstrativeness. Her love made her afraid of being unduly indulgent, indeed.
He spoke gently to her, and she replied with a like undemonstrativeness. At last she came up to him, looking in his sharply-defined face as one who had no consciousness that her own formed a visible object also.
(1994) [32], however, did find significantly higher rates of untactfulness and undemonstrativeness in index parents compared to parents of children with Down's Syndrome.