un·​en·​ter·​pris·​ing ˌən-ˈen-tər-ˌprī-ziŋ How to pronounce unenterprising (audio)
: not bold or venturesome : not enterprising
… thousands of respectable, neatly-dressed, mechanical, unenterprising young men …P. G. Wodehouse

Word History

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unenterprising was in 1777

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“Unenterprising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unenterprising. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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