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  • as inserious
  • as insevere
  • as insobersided
  • as ingrave

synonyms for unsmiling

  • deliberate
  • genuine
  • honest
  • severe
  • sincere
  • thoughtful
  • sober
  • austere
  • bound
  • bound and determined
  • businesslike
  • cold sober
  • contemplative
  • deadpan
  • determined
  • downbeat
  • earnest
  • funereal
  • go for broke
  • grave
  • grim
  • intent
  • long-faced
  • meditative
  • no-nonsense
  • pensive
  • pokerfaced
  • reflective
  • resolute
  • resolved
  • sedate
  • set
  • solemn
  • staid
  • steady
  • stern
  • unhumorous
  • weighty
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antonyms for unsmiling

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  • deceptive
  • dishonest
  • false
  • insincere
  • misleading
  • untrustworthy
  • flippant
  • funny
  • happy
  • light
  • minor
  • trivial
  • unimportant
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How to use unsmiling in a sentence

Consumers stood gray and inconspicuous behind the two rows of uniformed men, silent, unsmiling, like onlookers at an accident.
THE GREAT POTLATCH RIOTSALLEN KIM LANG
She saw only friendliness and some dark, unsmiling mood in his.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
His unsmiling eyes are looking somberly, sternly, accusingly into hers.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
“You might have shown him in some other way that you liked him,” she said with unsmiling sarcasm.
THE RANGE BOSSCHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
Sandoval and Makaraig congratulated one another, Isagani alone remaining cold and unsmiling.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
The organizer smiled, his lips curling back over big front teeth; there was something disquieting and unsmiling in the look.
MOUNTAINCLEMENT WOOD
A grim, unsmiling man named Skop was assigned to Jason as a combination guide and guard.
DEATHWORLDHARRY HARRISON
Something like the spectre of a smile appeared on the unsmiling visage of the Gael; and he made at least no movement of dissent.
THE BALL AND THE CROSSG.K. CHESTERTON
"I must institute a proper drill for air-raid alarms," said Char, unsmiling.
THE WAR-WORKERSE.M. DELAFIELD
She offered to his irritated gaze a face of calm, with unsmiling features.
JOAN THURSDAYLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
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WORDS RELATED TO UNSMILING

  • cold sober
  • deadpan
  • dignified
  • dour
  • dull
  • earnest
  • grim
  • grim-faced
  • heavy
  • leaden
  • long-faced
  • meaningful
  • muted
  • no-nonsense
  • ponderous
  • quiet
  • sad
  • sage
  • saturnine
  • sedate
  • sober
  • solemn
  • somber
  • staid
  • strictly business
  • subdued
  • thoughtful
  • unsmiling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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