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    Cool lack of emotion

    Hi,

    I have to translate a word from Portuguese to English but I can't find it.

    The word is "embotamento" which is suppose to be psychological term. It means lack of emotion. Having an inexpressive face. Not showing happiness nor sadness....

    Does someone know the word in English?


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    Re: lack of emotion

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    I have to translate a word from Portuguese to English but I can't find it.

    The word is "embotamento" which is suppose to be psychological term. It means lack of emotion. Having an inexpressive face. Not showing happiness nor sadness....

    Does someone know the word in English?
    It means dullness. You could also use these words:

    1. hebetudinous
    2. dead (He looks so dead)

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    #3

    Thumbs up Re: lack of emotion

    Stone Face = Expressionless and dull face

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    Re: lack of emotion

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    I have to translate a word from Portuguese to English but I can't find it.

    The word is "embotamento" which is suppose to be psychological term. It means lack of emotion. Having an inexpressive face. Not showing happiness nor sadness....

    Does someone know the word in English?
    Do you want something scientific or something colloquial? If it's colloquial "poker faced" is used in that context.

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