undramatic

adjective

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

Examples of undramatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the next year, however, the small but dedicated community that is combating trafficking could get an enormous boost from an unexpected and rather undramatic source: the Outcome Document of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Sarah E. Mendelson, Foreign Affairs, 22 Sep. 2014 A lot of change is undramatic growth, transformation, or decay, or rather its timescale means the drama might not be perceptible to the impatient. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 24 Jan. 2024 If his family life was grounded and undramatic, his imaginative life was something like the opposite. Thomas Chatterton Williams, The Atlantic, 9 Feb. 2024 Known for its delicate texture and undramatic look, this pie exudes old-school Southern class and charm. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 10 Aug. 2023 Fukuyama looked to the future a little mournfully, seeing a gray, undramatic expanse—a tableau for technocrats. William MacAskill, Foreign Affairs, 11 Aug. 2022 Both cars have an effective but undramatic clutch-slipping launch and leap to 30 mph in 1.1 seconds, a haste that typically requires all-wheel drive. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 5 July 2023 Garmin’s Edge 840 and 540 appear to be fairly undramatic technical updates to platforms that have not aged too badly in the past four years. Andrew Williams, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Compared with the Bolshevik Revolution, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 was undramatic, albeit surprising. Yuri Slezkine, Foreign Affairs, 6 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

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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 14 Jun. 2024.

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