un·​in·​spir·​ing ˌən-in-ˈspī-riŋ How to pronounce uninspiring (audio)
: not having an animating or exalting effect : not inspiring
an uninspiring speaker
The space was limited, the light was less than adequate, and the surroundings were generally uninspiring.Peter H. Hassrick
uninspiringly adverb

Examples of uninspiring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After doing this, you're greeted by a rather uninspiring wall of fans. PCMAG, 6 May 2024 The Academy’s uninspiring choice glorifies American self-loathing. Armond White, National Review, 13 Mar. 2024 Many runners know the feeling well — miles of training can feel sluggish and uninspiring. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 4 Mar. 2024 After an uninspiring 2017 and missing the playoffs altogether for the first time since 2008, the Packers moved on from Capers. Journal Sentinel, 26 Jan. 2024 Dallas’ offensive performance at home gives the Packers plenty to be concerned with defensively, as coordinator Joe Barry’s unit has been inconsistent and uninspiring. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2024 At low volumes, sound was uninspiring (true of many wireless speakers), but add a bit of volume and the results are much better, with nice bass thump, solid vocals, crisp high notes and a good amount of detail. Brad Moon, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Dorrell went on to coach for five largely uninspiring seasons before his dismissal. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2024 When Amazon first introduced Prime Video in 2011, the content library was so uninspiring that Jeff Bezos decided to give it away as part of the Prime shipping program. Jason Del Rey, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uninspiring was in 1815

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“Uninspiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninspiring. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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