un·​dra·​mat·​ic ˌən-drə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce undramatic (audio)
: lacking dramatic force or quality : unspectacular
undramatically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For nearly three decades, the state has been slowly nudging out coal and oil and cobbling together enough climate-friendly energy to make steady but undramatic gains. Sabrina Shankman, BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2023 Sittenfeld even draws us into the deskbound process of writing and editing a script — activities that seem inherently undramatic but become, in her telling, the stuff of great excitement. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2023 But the outlet's main source explained Swift realized Alwyn wasn't the one for her given their differences, leading to their recent but undramatic split. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 11 Apr. 2023 The illusion of glittering success was shattered last week by an undramatic regulatory filing across the border in Singapore. Patrick Frater, Variety, 6 Apr. 2023 The lunge from 0-62 mph is achieved in 3.3 seconds, says Lambo; in another 8.2 seconds of undramatic athletics, the Urus storms past 124 mph. Dan Neil, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2023 Despite the undramatic scenes, Jin’s arrival at the base was greeted by hundreds of media and fans, sufficient that authorities set up their own camp to handle the crowds. Patrick Frater, Variety, 13 Dec. 2022 With a choir and orchestra arranged by Axel Stordahl, the strings swell to heart-leaping proportions, while Sinatra keeps things sedate and sanguine with an undramatic vocal, which drips with a warm camaraderie. Emma Madden, Vulture, 1 Dec. 2022 The race officials followed standard procedure, unlike in Abu Dhabi, and the Grand Prix finished in an orderly, undramatic fashion. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undramatic was in 1754

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“Undramatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undramatic. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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