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

Other Words from unimpressive

unimpressively adverb
unimpressiveness noun

Examples of unimpressive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Behind Derek Carr, the Raiders' quarterback depth chart is unimpressive. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 26 May 2022 A week ago, after an unimpressive season-opening victory over Fresno State, fans murmured about the Ducks’ coach. John Canzano, oregonlive, 11 Sep. 2021 Since moving to Paris in the summer of 2017 Mbappe has won four French titles, but each one was a rather mundane, and unimpressive achievement. Sam Pilger, Forbes, 22 May 2022 With Angela Merkel gone and the unimpressive Scholz in her place, Macron is emerging as a clear leader within Europe, not unchallenged, but a vigorous and empowered champion of the EU. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 24 Apr. 2022 For many in the region, the plaza three blocks from the White House is an unimpressive slab that plays host to occasional festivals and protests. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 Even so, the Timberline fails to fix other issues that plague the Explorer, such as its uncouth four-cylinder powertrain, slow-witted infotainment, and unimpressive interior materials. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, 6 Apr. 2022 Mandaloun, who was running his first race since he was named winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby after the disqualification of Medina Spirit, finished an unimpressive ninth in the 1 1/8-mile, 14-horse race. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2022 The Pac-12 Conference is on track to send three teams to the NCAA Tournament, an unimpressive total that tracks with its substandard results in non-conference play. oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unimpressive

1760, in the meaning defined above

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“Unimpressive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimpressive. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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