ungifted

adjective

un·​gift·​ed ˌən-ˈgif-təd How to pronounce ungifted (audio)
: not endowed with a special talent or superior intellectual capacity : not gifted
an ungifted performer

Examples of ungifted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Joey, the young man Jack takes under his wing (Nicholas Podany), is an ungifted salesman at first. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 15 Feb. 2023 The glamorous women who pursued Lawrence were flummoxed by his loyalty to Frieda: stout, older than he was, decidedly ungifted with words. Rebecca Panovka, The New Yorker, 2 June 2021 Portland, with a very ungifted mayor, should request help from the Federal Government. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, 30 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1637, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ungifted was in 1637

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“Ungifted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungifted. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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