un·​in·​spired | \ˌən-in-ˈspī(-ə)rd \

Definition of uninspired 

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

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This isn't entirely Empire’s fault, of course, but the restaurant's uninspired and reductive offerings somehow add to the offensiveness. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurant Review: Detroit's Empire Kitchen & Cocktails has no clothes," 12 July 2018 Yet the manner of United's victories has left many Red Devils fans deeply uninspired. SI.com, "Why the Premier League Would Be Far Less Interesting Without 'Special One' José Mourinho," 10 May 2018 Ours were dull, boring, uninspired and fairly stupid. Mark Duplass And Jay Duplass, New York Times, "The Duplass Brothers: The First Time We Got Cable TV," 30 Apr. 2018 In 2016, after the abrupt departures of two successive managers, the former England player and manager of its feeder under-21 team Gareth Southgate was given temporary charge of the national team, a decision that seemed safe, if uninspired. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "England’s Unfamiliar Emotion: Hope," 10 July 2018 After a losing presidential campaign that, while historic, was widely viewed as uninspired, Clinton basked in a fairly fawning reception from fans in Cambridge, who swarmed her by the dozens seeking selfies and autographs. Stephanie Ebbert, BostonGlobe.com, "Hillary Clinton honored at Harvard ‘for all of her battles, won and lost’," 25 May 2018 The villains are uninspired, each lamer than the last. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "Gabrielle Union kicks serious butt in violent ‘Breaking In’," 11 May 2018 The panel immediately picked up on it as an uninspired version of Corona — all the way down to the prominent skunk character. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Can craft brewers make good light beer? Our tasting pits them against Bud, Miller, Coors, more," 12 July 2018 Watching Izzy’s frenzied pratfalls often feels like watching a documentary of Ms. Davis — always great — running a hamster wheel that powers uninspired comic material. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times, "Review: Mackenzie Davis Gets ‘Across Town,’ With Diversions," 21 June 2018

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1700, in the meaning defined above

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