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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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 Republicans were then left with a somewhat unimpressive field of candidates, from which Rosendale narrowly emerged. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "Jon Tester reelected to US Senate, holding on to Montana seat for Democrats," 7 Nov. 2018 Pinder said community and faculty panels, which help select principals in the city, had found most of the four finalists unimpressive, according to an audio recording of a June staff meeting obtained by The Washington Post. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "Four challenged D.C. schools are getting new principals. But do school leaders want to work here?," 30 June 2018 The buzz: France is unbeaten but so far unimpressive while Argentina barely slipped through group play, needing a goal with four minutes left against Nigeria to advance to the knockout phase. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "World Cup: Saturday's matchups," 29 June 2018 The opposition remains divided and mostly unimpressive. Howard Eissenstat, Washington Post, "Turkey’s president will win the country’s snap elections. Here’s why they still matter.," 20 Apr. 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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