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

Examples of unenthused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Biden, those voters are often the least engaged with the political process — younger, more racially diverse than the country at large and unenthused about a likely rematch between Biden and former President Donald Trump. Zeke Miller, Fortune, 6 Feb. 2024 Holland Taylor, who can spin gold out of pretty much anything, plays Joan, a bawdy Chaucerian who refuses to read her (unenthused) student evaluations. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, 3 Sep. 2021 Other outlets greeted Trump’s candidacy with similarly unenthused headlines. Melanie Mason, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Nov. 2022 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

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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 19 May. 2024.

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