un·​il·​lu·​mi·​nat·​ing | \ ˌən-i-ˈlü-mə-ˌnā-tiŋ How to pronounce unilluminating (audio) \

Definition of unilluminating

: failing to enlighten or clarify : not illuminating an unilluminating report I found most of the reviews, although favorable, rather unilluminating.— Stephen Hawking

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unilluminatingly adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Unlike in Van Sant’s film, though, we are treated merely to Ray’s unexceptional and unilluminating thoughts. Bécquer Seguín, Slate Magazine, "Exotic Minutiae," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of unilluminating

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Unilluminating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unilluminating. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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