un·​chal·​leng·​ing ˌən-ˈcha-lən-jiŋ How to pronounce unchallenging (audio)
: not presenting interesting difficulties or challenges : not challenging
found the work unchallenging
: not expressing or marked by doubt : unquestioning
an unchallenging acceptance of official instruction
unchallengingly adverb

Examples of unchallenging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet the Sonata begins with seven bars of technically unchallenging music, which anyone who reads notation can manage. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 Worse, that unchallenging, jokey tone undercuts the intriguing psychodrama at the play’s core. Helen Shaw, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2023 More pressingly, the writing, intent on remaining lightly comic and knowing, keeps delivering what is familiar and unchallenging. Vulture, 10 Aug. 2023 The unfairness of an economic system that could just as easily have relegated her to a lifetime of unchallenging work and undiscovered abilities sharpened her moral mission. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2023 Given his star power, the deliberately old-school, unchallenging nature of the storytelling, and the fact that Netflix has had some big hits of late in this general territory like The Night Agent and The Diplomat, and FUBAR seems poised to join them. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 25 May 2023 Other analysts, though, said that the U.A.E. was high on Iran’s list of enemies and that the embassy in Ethiopia might present an unchallenging target at a time when Ethiopia is distracted by a war that has been raging in its northern Tigray region since November. New York Times, 15 Feb. 2021 This soft, sweet love song sees the indie singer-songwriter falling head over heels, accompanied by an unchallenging, gorgeous melody. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 17 Feb. 2023 It’s a pleasantly unchallenging expansion of the family-friendship-loyalty worldview that Bouchard and the Belchers have made their own. Vulture, 27 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unchallenging was in 1817

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“Unchallenging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchallenging. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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