un·​im·​pres·​sive | \ˌən-im-ˈpre-siv \

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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unimpressively adverb
unimpressiveness noun

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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 Discovery operated for five years before closing in 2013 after years of unimpressive test scores. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, "Proposed Baltimore County charter school takes application fight to state officials," 10 July 2018 And with pretournament favorites Spain, Germany, Brazil and France all off to unimpressive starts in Russia, a path for Belgium is beginning to open up. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Belgium blitzes Tunisia as it eyes path to final," 23 June 2018 Its performance hasn't improved since its unimpressive debut and shows no sign of getting a boost. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "Cantina Talk: No, Kathleen Kennedy Isn't Leaving Lucasfilm," 18 June 2018 That worked out to an unimpressive 12 knots an hour. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "When the U.S. Navy Had Tiny Hot Rods That Flew Over the Sea," 23 Dec. 2015

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First Known Use of unimpressive

1760, in the meaning defined above

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