unemphatic


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unemphatic

(ˌʌnɪmˈfætɪk)
adj
1. not emphatic; lacking emphasis or stress
2. lacking conviction or emphasis
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unemphatic - not emphasizedunemphatic - not emphasized      
unstressed - not bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed"
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"No," said Godfrey, with a keen decisiveness of tone, in contrast with his usually careless and unemphatic speech--"there's debts we can't pay like money debts, by paying extra for the years that have slipped by.
Hence, when she found that Dorothea was making arrangements for her final departure to Lowick, Celia raised her eyebrows with disappointment, and in her quiet unemphatic way shot a needle-arrow of sarcasm.
28 and slowly inched its way up, budging past teams that lost and, in a greater sense, past its own unemphatic schedule.
There is no threat in that and denying him that is just being unemphatic. And if the government reaches such proportion of being too inhumane, then everyone should be scared.
Spivak, in her turn, focuses on the implication of Western feminism in the capitalist-driven colonial framework within which Friday is "the unemphatic agent of withholding in the text" (1999, 190).Valuable as these readings are, they tend to treat Christianity as the historical accompaniment to the novel's representation of colonialism, rather than as a vital part of how the process of colonial incorporation is staged.
The humane gravitas of his dignified, unemphatic stage presence provided the pivot for this emotionally and technically enthralling interpretation.
Ambiguities do surface among some informants who voice guilt and regret when realizing that their narrow social media friendship networks contradict their cosmopolitan ideals and that their dominant narrative is one of elite, individualistic, unemphatic tolerance and unobstructed mobility.
His clear but unemphatic voice and accent expressed compassion for the actors in that long-ago scene in Bethlehem, compassion for us all; and the singer's deep loneliness made the manger scene stand out in a highlighted, mythic way, almost as if it were being pictured in a Byzantine icon.
Wilson is famous" (Deacon cited in Stouck, Biography 226); they call her sentences "limpid, unemphatic, but invariably in good taste" (Pacey 41); more recent critics use words like "elegant," "sophisticated," and "stylistically apt" (New, "Irony of Order" 30).
Hunt is a natural aristocrat, a playboy, an "upper-class enthusiast" who glimpses a "nobility" in Formula One -- a sport, in the 1970s, where driving was a form of dicing with Death ("every year, two of us die," notes Lauda in his flat, unemphatic voice-over).
Sifting through the criticism of Kitaj's Tate retrospective, Janet Wolff postulated a 'confluence of three separate, and normally unemphatic, English sentiments: a certain anti-literary prejudice in art criticism, a lingering anti-Americanism, and a persistent (though by no means pervasive) antisemitism'.