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English definition of “woodenly”

woodenly

adverb uk   /ˈwʊd.ən.li/ disapproving us  
in an awkward way or showing no expression: She nodded woodenly, her body still numb from the shock.Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotionsInability and awkwardness
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