unimaginative

adjective
un·​imag·​i·​na·​tive | \ ˌən-ə-ˈmaj-nə-tiv; -ˈma-jə-ˌnā-, -nə- How to pronounce unimaginative (audio) \

Definition of unimaginative

: having or showing a lack of imagination or originality : not imaginative unimaginative people an unimaginative menu a predictable and unimaginative plot

Other Words from unimaginative

unimaginatively adverb
… this is a simple, straightforward survey, competently if unimaginatively presented … — Alan Knight
unimaginativeness noun

Examples of unimaginative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the other hand, voice prompts perceived as low-effort or boring aren’t as well received — on TikTok, they’re often criticized for being unimaginative. NBC News, 17 Nov. 2021 And Thompson remained on the sideline, a spectator to an oddly unimaginative offense that’s lost its punch over the past few weeks. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Nov. 2021 This movie seems more intent on grossing out the audience with unimaginative kills than developing any of its characters. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 25 Oct. 2021 The segment also feels dated, strangled by the unimaginative neologism of the fraught summer that preceded it. The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 Newsom’s strategy is an unimaginative blunderbuss approach — raising ungodly amounts of cash from billionaires and special interests, and bludgeoning recall proponents as dangerous insurrectionist tools of former President Donald Trump. Rich Lowry, National Review, 27 Aug. 2021 Greg’s approach struck me as unimaginative, utilitarian. The New Yorker, 16 Aug. 2021 The segment also feels dated, strangled by the unimaginative neologism of the fraught summer that preceded it. The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 The segment also feels dated, strangled by the unimaginative neologism of the fraught summer that preceded it. The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of unimaginative

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Unimaginative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimaginative. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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unimaginative

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unimaginative

: not having or showing an ability to think of new and interesting ideas : not imaginative

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