Definition of unemphatic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnɪmˈfatɪk/
Pronunciation: /ʌnɛmˈfatɪk/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(Especially of tone or a gesture) not emphatic: an unemphatic ‘yes’
More example sentences
  • ‘Yes,’ he agreed, his tone quiet and unemphatic, and regarded her with what seemed to be mingled perplexity and embarrassment.
  • The colours, like delicately tinted porcelain, of the gods, figurines rather than figures, accord with the unemphatic grace of the composition.
  • Stewart pauses, half hesitant, as he backs away, a step or two extra: the first unemphatic hint of a change of mind.



Pronunciation: /ˌʌnɪmˈfatɪkli/ Pronunciation: /ˌʌnɛmˈfatɪkli/
Example sentences
  • The story unemphatically revolves around the main character, Chris Gardner, and his son, Christopher.
  • I consider myself unemphatically to be a Conservative Republican and no longer will I apologize for it.
  • The moral power of Fussell's narrative is all the greater for being so unemphatically delivered.

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