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.
- 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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Line breaks: un|emphat¦ic
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