un·​event·​ful | \ ˌən-i-ˈvent-fəl How to pronounce uneventful (audio) \

Definition of uneventful

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

Other Words from uneventful

uneventfully \ ˌən-​i-​ˈvent-​fə-​lē How to pronounce uneventful (audio) \ adverb
uneventfulness \ ˌən-​i-​ˈvent-​fəl-​nəs How to pronounce uneventful (audio) \ noun

Examples of uneventful in a Sentence

The flight home was uneventful.
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First Known Use of uneventful

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Uneventful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uneventful. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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un·​event·​ful | \ ˌən-i-ˈvent-fəl How to pronounce uneventful (audio) \

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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