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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from uneventful

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

Examples of uneventful in a Sentence

The flight home was uneventful.

Recent Examples on the Web

Neither side was able to find a winning strike in normal time and, after an uneventful period of extra-time, the game was then set to be decided on penalties. SI.com, "AFCON Roundup: Algeria Squeeze Into Semi-Finals as Tunisia End Madagascar Dreams," 12 July 2019 No big deal: After having a pair of calls overturned at first base after challenges by the Brewers on Friday, umpire Mike Estabrook had an uneventful day behind the plate. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Giants 8, Brewers 7: Pitchers spring too many links in dispiriting loss," 15 June 2019 For the vast majority of them, their vacations are uneventful. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, "Expert Says Deaths in the Dominican Republic Are ‘Very Strange’: ‘Something Is Very Wrong’," 19 June 2019 Here, the uninterrupted and uneventful daily meetings of all the legislators could not take place because of unforeseen happenings. Quanta Magazine, "The Bulldogs That Bulldogs Fight," 17 Apr. 2019 According to the preliminary report, the flight was uneventful until air traffic controllers in Atlanta lost communication with Gonzalez Mejia. Laurel Weibezahn, sun-sentinel.com, "Pilot was unconscious when jet headed to Fort Lauderdale crashed into ocean, investigators say," 13 June 2019 The trip, at about 6:15 a.m. from Ashmont to Fields Corner, had been uneventful. Hayley Kaufman, BostonGlobe.com, "‘We’re not going to be moving, folks’: A four-hour commute to work on the Red Line," 11 June 2019 The train ride was as uneventful as the dozens of others the man had taken from Washington, D.C., to New York City. Dan Dubno, Popular Mechanics, "This Tiny Device Can Detect Nuclear Armageddon," 25 Apr. 2019 After an uneventful second inning, Peters put himself in another bind in the third when the Phillies loaded the bases one again. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Marlins get hammered by Phillies’ home run derby | Miami Herald," 7 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'uneventful.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of uneventful

1800, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about uneventful

Statistics for uneventful

Last Updated

20 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for uneventful

The first known use of uneventful was in 1800

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for uneventful



English Language Learners Definition of uneventful

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


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.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on uneventful

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for uneventful

Spanish Central: Translation of uneventful

Nglish: Translation of uneventful for Spanish Speakers

Comments on uneventful

What made you want to look up uneventful? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to complain fretfully

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!