un·​event·​ful | \ ˌən-i-ˈvent-fəl \

Definition of uneventful

: marked by no noteworthy or untoward incidents : placid an uneventful weekend

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Other Words from uneventful

uneventfully \ ˌən-​i-​ˈvent-​fə-​lē \ adverb
uneventfulness \ ˌən-​i-​ˈvent-​fəl-​nəs \ noun

Examples of uneventful in a Sentence

The flight home was uneventful.

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Hurricane Andrew struck in an otherwise uneventful season. David Fleshler, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Fewer hurricanes expected this season, according to latest forecast," 2 July 2018 Anger and frustration boiled over at Facebook’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, turning the typically uneventful gathering into a chance for investors to confront company executives after a scandal-ridden year. Alyssa Newcomb /, NBC News, "Frustration boils over at Facebook's annual shareholder meeting," 31 May 2018 An unmarked Miami Beach police car was stolen in South Beach on Sunday night, halfway through an otherwise uneventful Memorial Day weekend. Kyra Gurney And Monique O. Madan, miamiherald, "Thief steals unmarked Miami Beach police car and crashes it in South Beach, cops say | Miami Herald," 27 May 2018 This sets up a contrast to the 2016 title match between Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin, which was distinguished by a string of uneventful matches. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Magnus Carlsen vs. the American in a Chess Championship for the Ages," 9 Nov. 2018 While vacationing in the United States, a family of South Korean tourists received a hospital bill for over $18,000 after taking their son to the hospital for a very quick and uneventful visit. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Family Gets $18,000 Hospital Bill After Their Son Was Treated with a Bottle of Formula and a Nap," 6 July 2018 With that in mind, Brown’s attorneys note that according to MPD’s own standard operating procedures, Brown’s encounter with Grams should have been brief, uneventful and concluded with Grams writing a parking citation and going about his way. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Inside Sterling Brown’s compelling lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department and City of Milwaukee," 19 June 2018 The first day's filming, Mitchell wrote, was uneventful, with gray and sometimes rainy conditions. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When Hollywood did a Wisconsin drive-by — with Paul Newman behind the wheel," 15 May 2018 Rounding out the top five finishers were Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The day was relatively uneventful by Talladega standards, although there were two significant crashes on the day. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "Joey Logano ends drought with win at Talladega's GEICO 500," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of uneventful

1800, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of uneventful

: having nothing exciting, interesting, or unusual happening : not eventful


un·​event·​ful | \ ˌən-i-ˈvent-fəl \

Kids Definition of uneventful

: having nothing exciting, interesting, or important happening : not eventful an uneventful vacation

Other Words from uneventful

uneventfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb The day began uneventfully.

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