unamusing

adjective

un·​amus·​ing ˌən-ə-ˈmyü-ziŋ How to pronounce unamusing (audio)
: not providing amusement or entertainment : not amusing
an unamusing attempt at humor

Examples of unamusing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For some, the fundamental flaw will be that, despite the title, the comic material (mostly culled from vintage gags of the period) the characters perform onstage sounds painfully unamusing to contemporary ears. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unamusing was in 1794

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“Unamusing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unamusing. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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