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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But this was a largely uninspired PSG performance aside from Neymar. USA TODAY, "Neymar nets winner as league leader PSG wins 1-0 at Toulouse," 10 Feb. 2018 Tired salads kicked in next, first a Caesar with only a lone anchovy to suggest more than a sloppy side salad and then a Waiter’s Salad that amounted to an uninspired pile of mixed greens with sliced tomatoes and asparagus spears. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Zero-star review: Grey Moss Inn falls behind the times northwest of San Antonio," 6 June 2019 Mies died in 1969, and by the 1970s his acolytes were cranking out uninspired imitations of his buildings. Fred A. Bernstein, New York Times, "Stanley Tigerman, Architect of Puckish Postmodernism, Dies at 88," 4 June 2019 Judging by the opinions online most people are totally uninspired by Mark Hughes at Southampton. SI.com, "Roy Hodgson Has Succeeded Where His Old British Rivals Have Failed in Becoming a Fan Favourite," 9 May 2018 Still, in some Bond films, plots can be stale, jokes can fall flat, and acting can come across as contrived, tired or uninspired. Charles Stockdale And John Harrington, USA TODAY, "Every James Bond film ranked from worst to best," 18 June 2018 To break through the indifference, DwellBeing can create a to-do list tailored to your home, prodding an uninspired owner along with reminders and tips. Ronda Kaysen, The Seattle Times, "Is it time to drain the water heater? There’s an app for that," 11 Feb. 2019 Interior Features Vast expanses of black plastic combine with an uninspired dashboard design to create a decidedly bargain-basement atmosphere inside the Outlander Sport. Car and Driver, "2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport," 10 Jan. 2018 During a 10-day visit to Moscow in March 1974, I was fascinated by the phenomenon of several uninspired coat-check attendants lazing about. WSJ, "A Jobs Guarantee Is a Fundamental Change," 27 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of uninspired

1700, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of uninspired

: not very good or clever : not inspired

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