unbright

adjective

un·​bright ˌən-ˈbrīt How to pronounce unbright (audio)
: not glowing, intelligent, or promising : not bright
portends an unbright future
… succumbed like an unbright adolescent to trivial flattery …Stanley Kauffmann

Word History

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbright was in 1534

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“Unbright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbright. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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