un·in·spir·ing | \ˌən-in-ˈspī-riŋ \

Definition of uninspiring 

: 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

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uninspiringly adverb

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By the time of the national championship, the thought that Tagovailoa might play was anything but far-fetched, which made Hurts’s uninspiring start to the game only the final factor that led Saban to make the mid-game switch. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "The Opportunity in Front of Jalen Hurts," 20 Apr. 2018 Jaguars’ teal The Jaguars new primary set is uninspiring, but the teal alternates are undeniably good. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "Every NFL team's best alternate uniform, ranked," 3 July 2018 At tackle, Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey is a logical first-round target in an otherwise uninspiring tackle class. Jeff Zrebiec, baltimoresun.com, "As draft nears, Ozzie Newsome and Ravens front office prepared to answer myriad questions," 23 Apr. 2018 Russia again looked like its own pre-World Cup self: a hard-working but sloppy and uninspiring side lacking outstanding talent. Anatoly Kurmanaev, WSJ, "Russia’s World Cup Team Gets a Reality Check," 25 June 2018 Before the late rallies, the Reds appeared headed to an uninspiring loss. John Fay, Cincinnati.com, "Jesse Winker hits 1st career walk-off homer to give Cincinnati Reds a 7-5, 13-inning win," 7 June 2018 Puel took over from Craig Shakespeare in October 2017 and guided the Foxes to a 9th place finish, but inconsistent results and an often uninspiring brand of football has made the former Southampton boss an unpopular figure among the club's fans. SI.com, "Leicester City Make Celtic Coach Number 1 Managerial Target After Ruling Out Other Candidates," 10 June 2018 As a tour guide, Ms. Rossellini is a stalwart if uninspiring companion. James Romm, WSJ, "‘Know Thyself’ Review: The Evolution of a Culture," 10 June 2018 People dislike sequels, which are often uninspiring messes piggybacking off the popularity of the original. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The F-35’s New, Much Better Nickname is “Panther”," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of uninspiring

1815, in the meaning defined above

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