un·​ex·​cit·​ing ˌən-ik-ˈsī-tiŋ How to pronounce unexciting (audio)
: not exciting : dull, commonplace
an unexciting movie/menu
an unexciting speaker
an unexciting performance
unexcitingly adverb

Examples of unexciting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The biggest-name performers — at least domestically — were mostly out of the way in the first couple hours, leaving a hodgepodge of VMA first-timers and unexciting return guests to fill out the many remaining minutes. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 13 Sep. 2023 Soft leather, with 24-way power-adjustable seats, and an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen elevate the Corsair from its Escape roots, but its unexciting driving performance and costly upper trim levels keep the Corsair from finishing higher on this list. Kelly Hellwig, Car and Driver, 22 Feb. 2022 Frustrated with years of consuming flavorless and unexciting food, Kevin next embarked on a mission to create foods that would satisfy both the strict guidelines of the anti-inflammatory diet and his craving for tasty, comforting meals. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 17 July 2023 From the invention of radio to Biden, there has never been a presidency as simultaneously consequential and unexciting. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 3 July 2023 Paying north of $5 million a year for a player with limited scoring history seems steep, but that is free agency in a nutshell: Teams have to pay, and especially in a year where the market was decidedly unexciting. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 1 July 2023 Although Alfa claims a commendably brisk 60-mph time of 5.6 seconds, there's not enough high-end grunt, and the unexciting top speed of 125 mph takes forever to materialize. Georg Kacher, Car and Driver, 12 May 2023 The General Assembly is supposed to be on April recess, but Shekarchi is following through on his pledge and holding a meeting with a rather unexciting agenda. Dan McGowan, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Apr. 2023 The movie tackles the headline-grabbing 2019 college admission scandal by re-creating it in the most unexciting way, with Modine in a bowl cut starring as Rick Singer, who bribed college officials and test takers to get the kids of wealthy celebrities and CEOs into prestigious universities. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unexciting was in 1833

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“Unexciting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexciting. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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