un·​en·​thu·​si·​as·​tic | \ ˌən-in-ˌthü-zē-ˈa-stik How to pronounce unenthusiastic (audio) , -en- also -ˌthyü- \

Definition of unenthusiastic

: having or showing a lack of excitement or enthusiasm : not enthusiastic an unenthusiastic response an unenthusiastic crowd

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unenthusiastically \ ˌən-​in-​ˌthü-​zē-​ˈa-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce unenthusiastic (audio) , -​en-​ also  -​ˌthyü-​ \ adverb
a suggestion that was greeted unenthusiastically

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Examples of unenthusiastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pair of films in that incarnation of the Fantastic Four performed so-so at the box office, but critics and most fans were unenthusiastic. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Apr. 2022 Of course, a vote cast by an enthusiastic voter is worth the same as a vote cast by an unenthusiastic voter. Harry Enten, CNN, 19 Feb. 2022 Respondents gave similarly unenthusiastic marks to Vice President Kamala Harris. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2022 The series follows a group of Hollywood hopefuls waiting for their big break while working as very unenthusiastic caterers. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 6 Feb. 2022 But the senator looked rather unenthusiastic about his spot in the Capitol gallery, slouching in his spot with his legs crossed and his mask on while sporting colorful mittens. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 1 Jan. 2022 After that experience, Mr. Song is unenthusiastic about power plants in general. New York Times, 7 Oct. 2021 The museum earned a reputation from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s for adopting an aloof, unenthusiastic stance toward modern and contemporary art. Steven Litt, cleveland, 3 Oct. 2021 An unenthusiastic listener will shut down a storyteller, breaking connection and possibly keep them from telling you vital information. Esther Choy, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unenthusiastic

1805, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Unenthusiastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unenthusiastic. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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