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 Dereck Rodríguez, who followed a solid rookie season in 2018 with an unimpressive 2019, lefty Conner Menez and 6-foot-11 prospect Sean Hjelle will get looks in spring training. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Giants’ Gabe Kapler provides rotation clarity, leans on Kevin Gausman, Drew Smyly," 5 Feb. 2020 Connors remembers it well, an unimpressive stretch of field wedged between four baseball diamonds. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski always stood out during his days in Philadelphia, even when he wasn’t trying to stand out," 29 Jan. 2020 While Perez had an unimpressive 5.12 ERA for the Twins in 32 starts last season, there was promise beneath that surface. BostonGlobe.com, "Dave Dombrowski," 22 Dec. 2019 Biden has staged few events relative to the other candidates in the race, and has mostly drawn unimpressive crowds. Benjamin Wallace-wells, The New Yorker, "Can Joe Biden Remind Democrats What They Saw in Him?," 12 Sep. 2019 Weaver backs up his talk After the Bears’ unimpressive opening win over UC Davis last week, linebacker Evan Weaver promised a victory in Seattle. Jeff Faraudo, The Mercury News, "Takeaways: Kicker Greg Thomas delivers charge to Cal in upset of Washington," 8 Sep. 2019 The photograph was unimpressive, but Hugo was hooked. David Wolman, Outside Online, "The Man Who Chases Auroras to Push Away Darkness," 6 Jan. 2020 First-year Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg returned to the college ranks this season after an unimpressive four-season stint as head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Rob Phinisee return gives IU much-needed steadying backcourt presence," 14 Dec. 2019 That weak performance is further proof that the NFC East is going to produce a winner even more unimpressive than the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop NFL Picks: Week 15," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of unimpressive

1760, in the meaning defined above

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10 Feb 2020

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“Unimpressive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimpressive. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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

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