unbrilliant

adjective
un·​bril·​liant | \ ˌən-ˈbril-yənt How to pronounce unbrilliant (audio) \

Definition of unbrilliant

: not sparkling, illustrious, or distinguished : not brilliant a rather unbrilliant career … a devoted if unbrilliant model of diligence and loyalty …— Edward J. Renehan, Jr.

First Known Use of unbrilliant

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unbrilliant was in 1803

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“Unbrilliant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbrilliant. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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