un·​en·​thused ˌən-in-ˈthüzd How to pronounce unenthused (audio)
 also  -ˈthyü-
: feeling or showing a lack of enthusiasm : unenthusiastic
… over the course of several meetings, Daughtry comes off as coolly professional, but flat, muted, and unenthused. Michael Endelman
The first half of his term featured partisan governance, the second half bipartisan gridlock. The public rejected the former and is equally unenthused about the latter. Rich Lowry

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The French cosmetics giant, whose subsidiaries include NYX, Kiehl’s, Maybelline, Redken, and La Roche-Posay, knows that most workers are likely unenthused about the three-days-in-the-office mandate. Jane Thier, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2022 Armstrong's facial expression denote anger and frustration, while the cat looks equally as bothered and unenthused. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2022 Russell plays Felicity Elizabeth Porter, who is graduating from high school in Palo Alto, Calif., but is unenthused about her future. Barry Garron, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Sep. 2022 Rob McElhenney's Mac is unenthused, however, even as the now-out Mac has seemingly decided to shut the closet door for good. Dennis Perkins, EW.com, 3 Sep. 2022 Far fewer Democratic members of Congress weighed in on Twitter, although those who did were markedly unenthused. Melanie Masonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2022 The Millers handled their business against Mt. Vernon (64-30), but were uncharacteristically flat and unenthused in the first half against Zionsville on Friday. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Jan. 2022 The unenthused often label this inky potable — and sometimes even its lighter sibling, porter — as bitter, heavy bread in a glass. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Oct. 2021 Nvidia proposed certain unspecified remedies to address those concerns, but the CMA was unenthused. Kevin Dowd, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unenthused was in 1857

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“Unenthused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unenthused. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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