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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The film prompted mass walkouts at its Cannes premiere in May. Early reviews ranged in tone from outraged to unenthused to almost ecstatic. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Critics called Lars von Trier’s new movie “repulsive.” It’s being released twice.," 6 Dec. 2018 While most everyone thinks baseball is grand, many residents were unenthused that public money was being showered on Liberty Media, a company worth billions. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: When gadflies try to enter the Belly of the Beast," 24 May 2018 But the way this guy is reporting on the festivities in his distinctly unenthused fashion is already capturing the hearts of those who took to Twitter to share their feelings about him. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "No One Cares Less About the Royal Wedding Than This Royal Wedding Reporter," 18 May 2018 That's what happened with Carter and Bush; long after Kennedy and Buchanan had conceded defeat, the people who backed their candidacies remained unenthused about the prospect of voting for their party's incumbent president. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Jeff Flake isn't beating Donald Trump in 2020. Still ...," 19 Mar. 2018 The president has found its apolitical members, such as Rex Tillerson, the outgoing secretary of state, disappointingly unenthused by his ideas. The Economist, "The Trump-whisperer," 15 Mar. 2018 The city appears unenthused about maintaining the status quo, which would keep taxpayers on the hook for the cavernous Civic Center's heating and cooling and general maintenance. John Sharp, AL.com, "Should Mardi Gras be main reason to tear down or fix up Civic Center?," 7 Feb. 2018 Tigers committed five turnovers, their most since Oct. 6, 2012 against Arkansas, including four fumbles but managed to escape with a 24-10 win over Mercer before an unenthused announced crowd of 87,033 at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. James Crepea, AL.com, "Despite 5 turnovers, most since 2012, Auburn outlasts Mercer," 16 Sep. 2017

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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