unexotic

adjective

un·​ex·​ot·​ic ˌən-ig-ˈzä-tik How to pronounce unexotic (audio)
: not strikingly strange or unusual : not exotic
an unexotic suburban neighborhood
The recipes, which include … a full range of cakes, Danish pastries, tarts, pies and cookies, are generally unexotic, but the commitment to use only the best ingredients, plus a superb sense of taste, makes this collection memorable.Richard Sax

Examples of unexotic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even on a dusty tarmac with the car riding on decidedly unexotic Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires (the same rubber that was used to set its official 0–60 and quarter-mile times), the Nevera leapt off the line without a hint of wheelspin. Bradley Iger, Ars Technica, 17 Aug. 2022 Benefit’s popular cherry-red Benetint started life in 1976 as a nipple stain made for exotic dancers out of rose petals and carmine and later commercialized for the unexotic rest of us. Linda Wells, Town & Country, 16 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unexotic was circa 1934

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“Unexotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unexotic. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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