un·​in·​spired | \ ˌən-in-ˈspī(-ə)rd How to pronounce uninspired (audio) \

Definition of uninspired

: lacking in inspiration or originality : not inspired a bland, uninspired menu an uninspired choice

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Recent Examples on the Web In this talented group, everything counts, and the Escape's interior design and materials are uninspired and inconsistent. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Compact SUV Battle: Ford vs. Honda vs. Mazda vs. Subaru vs. Toyota vs. VW," 20 Apr. 2020 His play calling inside the red zone was uninspired. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Week 8 winners, losers: Drew Brees shined in his return; Browns are total disappointment," 28 Oct. 2019 Any online or offline tips for those of us feeling uninspired lately? Jasmin Perez, Sunset Magazine, "This Colorful Desert Home Is Guaranteed to Brighten Your Day," 20 Apr. 2020 Actually, the handling package becomes indispensable for anything but the most uninspired driving and ought to have been made standard in the first place. Car and Driver, "Tested: 1964-1/2 Ford Mustang," 17 Apr. 2020 Now, many Democrats are resignedly watching Joe Biden, worried that his uninspired telecasts from his Delaware basement could give Donald Trump another four years in the White House. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "Stop Panicking About Joe Biden," 8 Apr. 2020 The alternate ideas have been fairly uninspired: webinars, panel livestreams. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Amid Coronavirus Fears, Startups Rethink the Virtual Conference," 9 Mar. 2020 That was the epoch of Tide football spearheaded by the Mikes — DuBose, Price and Shula with a dash of Dennis Franchione added into a wan mix of uninspired, sometimes scandalous leadership at the dawn of this century. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "That time Michigan's Jim Harbaugh nearly settled his feud with SEC apologist Paul Finebaum," 30 Dec. 2019 This season, the club's European adventure has been somewhat uninspired, with an opening round loss away at Napoli followed by a narrow 4-3 win over Red Bull Salzburg at Anfield. SI.com, "Gini Wijnaldum Names His Biggest Motivation to Keep Pushing at Liverpool After Champions League Win," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of uninspired

1700, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninspired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninspired. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of uninspired

: not very good or clever : not inspired

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