un·​dra·​mat·​ic | \ ˌən-drə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce undramatic (audio) \

Definition of undramatic

: lacking dramatic force or quality : unspectacular

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undramatically \ ˌən-​drə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce undramatic (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web In a few words True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. John Biggs, National Geographic, "Falling monuments and flags," 29 June 2020 Donald described this event in an undramatic and routine manner. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, "How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime and Killing," 29 June 2020 Grandma and Pa were the stable, loving, undramatic and solid figures in Frankel’s life. Washington Post, "The Holocaust, mental illness and a family’s secrets," 9 Jan. 2020 In the end, the way the decision became final was vintage Brussels: bureaucratic and undramatic. Matina Stevis-gridneff, BostonGlobe.com, "Press Send for Brexit: EU Seals U.K. Withdrawal by Email," 30 Jan. 2020 Clemency, the second feature by director Chinonye Chukwu, aims to dramatize the inherently undramatic: the moral culpability of one of the state’s anonymous functionaries. Rumaan Alam, The New Republic, "Clemency Grapples With the Banal Evil of the Death Penalty," 17 Jan. 2020 Brexit, in this reading, contradicts an old perception of Britain as a pragmatic, undramatic sort of place. The Economist, "In praise of British exceptionalism," 26 Sep. 2019 As animated as Martinez was, Earl Weaver’s ejection during the Orioles-New York Mets World Series in 1969 was uncharacteristically undramatic. Jennifer Badie, baltimoresun.com, "Nationals manager Dave Martinez joins elite company: Orioles manager Earl Weaver got tossed from the 1969 World Series," 30 Oct. 2019 But timely hits off McGee, coupled with the errors, opened the floodgates to an undramatic Boston win. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Red Sox rock Rico Garcia, Rockies with 10-6 win in series opener at Coors Field," 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of undramatic

1754, in the meaning defined above

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“Undramatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undramatic. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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