un·​in·​spir·​ing | \ ˌən-in-ˈspī-riŋ How to pronounce uninspiring (audio) \

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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When Debra Newell met John Meehan for dinner at a candlelit California restaurant in October 2014 following a string of uninspiring first dates, something felt different. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Complete Timeline of the Events of Dirty John," 14 Jan. 2019 All-in-all, the Lexus NX 300h is an uninspiring car. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Luxury on a budget: The Lexus NX 300h hybrid reviewed," 14 Oct. 2018 Things that are no longer serving your soul, like outdated thinking, toxic relationships, or even uninspiring jobs, will soon be left in the dust. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What October's Sagittarius Horoscope Means for You," 30 Sep. 2018 Midfielder Nemanja Matic, signed from Chelsea, has been uninspiring. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Mourinho Fired From Manchester United as Premier League Heavyweights Struggle," 18 Dec. 2018 The low-slung building on Evans Avenue with the greenhouse roof blends into the surroundings in an uninspiring stretch of Denver, all nondescript retail and pockets of ranch homes. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Kimbal Musk Is Reinventing Food One Shipping Container at a Time," 24 Oct. 2018 His stay in Russia’s second city has been so uninspiring that last season he was loaned out to Arsenal Tula, previously home to Mr. Dench himself, Emmanuel Frimpong. SI.com, "Surprise World Cup Stars: Artem Dzyuba – The Russian Peter Crouch With an Infectious Smile," 9 July 2018 The once uninspiring decor of the kitchen has been replaced with a bright and cozy design in shades of grey, pale green, and white. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Tells the Women of the Hubb Community Kitchen She's So "Happy" to Be Pregnant," 21 Nov. 2018 Remove this special dynamic trait, though, and the C-Max fades into the background, an uninspiring choice. Car and Driver, "2018 Ford C-Max," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of uninspiring

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uninspiring was in 1815

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English Language Learners Definition of uninspiring

: not causing people to want to do or create something : not inspiring

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