un·​im·​pres·​sive | \ ˌən-im-ˈpre-siv How to pronounce unimpressive (audio) \

Definition of unimpressive

: not attracting or deserving particular attention, admiration, or interest : not impressive an unimpressive performance a small, unimpressive building

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Other Words from unimpressive

unimpressively adverb
unimpressiveness noun

Examples of unimpressive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Growth in productivity—which ought to be surging if machines are helping fewer workers produce more output—has been unimpressive. The Economist, "Free exchange New research shows the robots are coming for jobs—but stealthily," 16 Jan. 2021 This is unimpressive given its extra ratios, yet better than what the EPA reckons: The automatic's federal estimates of 22 mpg combined, 20 city, and 27 highway all trail the manual's 25/22/28 ratings. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Hyundai Veloster N DCT Gets Quicker and Comfier," 22 Dec. 2020 Heck, in their last regular season game, Oklahoma was decidedly unimpressive in a 27-14 win over Baylor. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "Bold predictions for Week 16 in college football," 20 Dec. 2020 An unimpressive first half had its defining moment. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago Bears are 1 win from the playoffs after, of all things, a 3rd-quarter scoring explosion. ‘This is what we’re capable of,’ Mitch Trubisky says.," 27 Dec. 2020 The acting is often unimpressive, with some notable exceptions, and the writing inconsistent. Isaac Schorr, National Review, "The Mandalorian’s Second Season Gives Star Wars Fans Their Fix," 26 Dec. 2020 His defensive weaknesses were often exploited, and his conditioning was unimpressive. Scott Kushner, NOLA.com, "Kushner: Zion Williamson 'a lot more comfortable now,' knows it's all about winning," 10 Dec. 2020 To sum up: Wage growth in the euro zone is unimpressive, the savings yield is less than nothing (sometimes in nominal as well as real terms) and some essentials, at least, are going up in price. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "Biden’s New Team: A Good Day for BlackRock (and Corporatism)," 1 Dec. 2020 The Indiana win helps — possibly a lot, considering how unimpressive the Buckeyes’ schedule is otherwise. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "College Football Playoff predictor: Where will Ohio State be in the first rankings?," 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unimpressive

1760, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jan 2021

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“Unimpressive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimpressive. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unimpressive

: not deserving attention, admiration, or respect : not impressive

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