unaffectionate

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un- +‎ affectionate

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unaffectionate (comparative more unaffectionate, superlative most unaffectionate)

  1. Not affectionate; dispassionate.
    • 2007 April 22, Jennifer Senior, “Tabloid Queen”, New York Times:
      She was the granddaughter of the German Jewish banking magnate Jacob H. Schiff and was raised by a distant, unaffectionate mother so filled with assimilationist anxiety that she refused to let her daughter attend the debutante balls of other Jewish girls.

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