un·​amus·​ing | \ ˌən-ə-ˈmyü-ziŋ How to pronounce unamusing (audio) \

Definition of unamusing

: not providing amusement or entertainment : not amusing an unamusing attempt at humor

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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, "‘Funny Cow’: Film Review | London 2017," 23 Oct. 2017

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1794, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unamusing was in 1794

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