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wooden

adjective (AWKWARD)    /ˈwʊd.ən/ disapproving
describes behaviour that is awkward or shows little expression: She gave a wooden smile to the camera. I thought the lead actor gave rather a wooden performance.Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotionsInability and awkwardness
(Definition of wooden adjective (AWKWARD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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