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

Examples of uninspired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The game opened with an uninspired first quarter which saw Milwaukee take a 28-16 lead. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 108, Bulls 98: With Giannis on the bench again, Milwaukee manages to grab a little momentum," 30 Apr. 2021 This season was about the players getting paid for an uninspired effort. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Has the toll of the past two seasons caught up to the Heat?," 28 Apr. 2021 But this unmarvelous Disney+ quagmire buried its best instincts underneath uninspired cameos, geopolitical stupidity, and spin-off teases. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," 23 Apr. 2021 We can be easily frustrated, judgmental, emotionally exhausted, uninspired and completely disconnected from ourselves and others. Susanne Biro, Forbes, "Are You Focused On Your Outer Life Or On Your Inner Life?," 12 Apr. 2021 Even worse, coach Nate Oats' team didn't capitalize off a thrilling buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Alex Reese that forced overtime, looking lethargic and uninspired in the extra frame as UCLA hustled its way to the Elite Eight. Oregon. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Elite Eight or sent packing: Winners and losers from the men's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16," 29 Mar. 2021 That led to Troy Stecher returning from sitting two games following his uninspired performance March 25 at Nashville. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings get a point, but let 3rd-period lead slip away to Panthers, 3-2, in OT," 2 Apr. 2021 Yet against Portland, the Thunder shot 45% on threes (18 of 40) against a very uninspired defensive performance that left Stotts pretty disgusted after the game. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers overcome adversity to set stage for 2nd half of season: Midseason report and awards," 11 Mar. 2021 Dodge tried bringing back a small car about a decade ago: the Dodge Dart compact sedan, which turned out to be a flop, in large part due to uninspired design and engineering. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Could these long-gone vehicles make a comeback? Chevrolet, Cadillac, Dodge classic cars offer opportunity," 18 Mar. 2021

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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 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uninspired

: not very good or clever : not inspired

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