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unexcitable

Line breaks: un|ex¦cit¦able
Pronunciation: /ʌnɪkˈsʌɪtəb(ə)l
 
, ʌnɛk-/

Definition of unexcitable in English:

adjective

(Of a person) not easily excited.
Example sentences
  • We were nearing the classroom where Mr. Pegro, the most unexcitable teacher at Battle Ground Academy droned about various aspects of history and current events.
  • But the blurb says its author believes his fellow countrymen were once ‘polite, unexcitable, reserved and had hot-water bottles instead of a sex life’.
  • They all seemed safe, unexcitable and reassuringly full of themselves.

Derivatives

unexcitability

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • Herbal infusions caused depolarisation and unexcitability, which could be attributed to intolerable increases in concentrations of calcium and potassium ions.

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