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

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The trouble for Deutsche is that Mr Sewing’s target may be both unimpressive and unachievable. The Economist, "Deutsche Bank shrinks and restructures," 8 July 2019 Not every exchange was equally illuminating; candidates ultimately offered relatively unimpressive proposals for closing the pay gap, for instance. Anna North, Vox, "Democrats need to win women in 2020. The debate showed the candidates know that.," 27 June 2019 Is there such a thing as the most unimpressive grain of sand? Randall Roberts, latimes.com, "We inhaled all 16 hours of Radiohead's ‘OK Computer’ sessions. Here are the best bits," 11 June 2019 These sloppy, tasteless cookies are unimpressive in every way. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, "Taste-Off: The best chocolate sandwich cookies," 8 June 2019 Advertising Monaco’s unimpressive season continued with a 0-0 draw against Reims, a result that left the Principality side seven points away from 18th place. Samuel Petrequin, The Seattle Times, "Marseille back to winning ways, Balotelli injured," 13 Apr. 2019 Sony’s smartphone division continues to turn in unimpressive performance, but the company remains the market leader in image sensors. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Sony announces world’s highest-resolution image sensor for phone cameras," 23 July 2018 Google’s fraught decision-making notwithstanding, the Pixel phones are influential far beyond the unimpressive number of people who own one. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Sales are a measure of sales, not importance," 16 Oct. 2018 Where the Switch 3’s price tag is apparent is in its generally plasticky, unimpressive feel. David Pierce, WSJ, "Part Tablet, Part Laptop: Make Your Next Computer a Slate PC," 2 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of unimpressive

1760, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unimpressive

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

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