un·​en·​thused | \ ˌən-in-ˈthüzd How to pronounce unenthused (audio) , -en- also -ˈthyü- \

Definition of unenthused

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Speaking to undecideds and the unenthused, Obama echoed his eulogy this month of the late civil rights icon John Lewis. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, "Obama paints dark future if Americans choose Trump and not Biden in November," 19 Aug. 2020 But unenthused patients and lack of effectiveness saw this method exchanged for more hand sanitizing stations. James T. Norman, chicagotribune.com, "Mundelein dentist upgrades practice to combat coronavirus," 7 Aug. 2020 And when provided with some of the responses from other physicists regarding his work, Wolfram is singularly unenthused. Adam Becker, Scientific American, "Physicists Criticize Stephen Wolfram’s ‘Theory of Everything’," 6 May 2020 Boring, unenthused, but stretchable into a galaxy of different forms, visualized in the image above—call it the Tree of Laughter. Matt Simon, Wired, "Whoooaaa Duuuuude: Why We Stretch Words in Tweets and Texts," 27 May 2020 Philip's mom, Queen Ingrith (Pfeiffer), is equally unenthused, producing one of those uncomfortable meet-the-in-laws dinners, bringing some welcome humor into the movie. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Maleficent' flies higher in sequel 'Mistress of Evil'," 18 Oct. 2019 When faced with an unenthused director, Moira fought for her movie by suggesting changes and inspiring him to get behind the project. Alamin Yohannes, EW.com, "Dan Levy spills Schitt's Creek season 5 secrets: Cabaret, that hike, 'A Little Bit Alexis,' and more," 23 Oct. 2019 Dion has dropped weight and gotten high praise from his trainers and the work he's put it, but when Spoelstra has been asked about it, his responses seem almost unenthused. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Is Dion Waiters now a complementary piece for Heat?," 7 Oct. 2019 Willa seems unenthused about the idea, but Connor's mind may be set. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Succession Season One Recap: Here's Where We Left the Roy Family," 10 Aug. 2019

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Unenthused.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unenthused. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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