un·​im·​pressed | \ ˌən-im-ˈprest \

Definition of unimpressed

: not made to feel particular admiration or interest : not impressed was unimpressed by/with the choices they offered

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This electrified the media and reinforced the views of Trump foes, but to my observation left Trump supporters coolly unimpressed. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Trump Insiders, Come Out of the Shadows," 27 Dec. 2018 Rachel Sachs, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis, who has generally been unimpressed by what the Trump administration has proposed on drug prices, told me. Dylan Scott, Vox, "The Trump administration finally has one good idea to lower drug prices," 20 July 2018 But rather than ask the royal couple for a selfie or for clues about the name of their upcoming baby, the koala just hung out, looking deeply unimpressed. Dan Barna, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Tried (and Failed) to Get a Koala's Attention in Australia," 16 Oct. 2018 The heavy-lidded eyes, which stare out (looking very unimpressed with you) from the front of the car's hood, are meant to reassure pedestrians that the car has detected their presence and won't go running through a crosswalk. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Today in Self-Driving Cars: Jaguar Gives Them Eyes, Toyota Gives Them $500M," 28 Aug. 2018 Her mother looked unimpressed in the clip, but Leonore didn't seem to care one bit. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Leonore of Sweden Was Literally on the Floor at Her Sister's Christening and It Was So Relatable," 14 June 2018 Policy experts were already unimpressed with the Trump administration’s idea of requiring list prices to be included in ads, mostly because there is no real mechanism to lower prices here. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Pharma’s new plan to put more info — but not drug list prices — in TV ads," 15 Oct. 2018 But Samsung’s higher prices didn’t deliver, as flagship Galaxy S9 sales slipped and unimpressed consumers turned to less expensive devices from Android rivals. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Diverging Fortunes: High Prices Propel Apple, Sink Samsung," 1 Aug. 2018 And while many country musicians—Randy Travis and Blake Shelton, for instance—supported Brooks, some folks, including Miranda Lambert and Anderson East, echoed Church's unimpressed point of view. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Eric Church Is NOT Happy That Garth Brooks Lip-Synced at the 2017 CMA Awards," 30 July 2018

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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