Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to unemphatic: enthralled
See: insipid
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The line "yet it will be done" is an unemphatic and reluctant statement of faith, but it is a statement of faith nonetheless.
The oriental accessories are unemphatic: a fan, a well-wrought hookah and a lute inlaid with cut hard-stones and mother-of-pearl.
Wanley and Alice are linked with the unemphatic locales in which they exist and which fail to stimulate them.
(The unemphatic unspecificity of the disasters in The Circle rescues them from sentimental issue-of-the-weekism.) The little-girl-lost scenes in The White Balloon and The Mirror are retrospectively cast in a stark new light, as well.
Marshall's was an understated performance, appropriate for TV, but at times he seemed too `laid-back,' as in his unemphatic `Naked in bed, Iago, and not mean harm?' He `peaked' in his `when we shall meet at compt' speech, which is about as late as an actor can choose to peak (Jones chose not to do so at all), but what we got was a restrained and quietly moving performance.
Less natural flair was in evidence for Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole, though we were left admiring its earnest, meticulous attention to detail and Jansson's subtle, properly unemphatic movement endings.
They are remarkably uninflected and unemphatic. The conductor Fritz Busch noted that "Nothing annoyed [Strauss] more than when conductors wallowed in his lyrical outpourings." If anything characterizes contemporary interpretations of Der Rosenkavalier such as Levine's or, say, Bernstein's and Solti's, it is that they have much more heft and gravity than those produced during Strauss's lifetime.
Even the success stories are unemphatic. Both Frederick Cook and Robert Peary's claims to be the first to have reached the North Pole have since been discredited.
348) that s, a lateral fricative, is an emphatic and not merely a voiced unemphatic consonant, as T.
Nevertheless, our reviewers' consistent use of "soft" to describe acidity does evoke the sort of round, unemphatic agreeableness that has made the better Brazils exceptional blenders while relegating them to the more obscure end of the single-origin menu.
The early poems are narrative, more than lyric; they are about working-class and country people, only rarely about Pavese himself; they are written in a deliberately unemphatic, almost prosy long-line free verse.
Perec's achievement, then, in his description of W, is the evocation of a society which, while conforming to the traditional utopian schema of the prescriptive, ordered state discovered at the end of an imaginary voyage, is progressively transformed into the nightmarish dystopian reflection of a real world, the horror of which is only accentuated by the unemphatic, unemotional, creepily persuasive mode of presentation.