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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Many have been surprised by how well Salah has fared in his debut season for Liverpool, partly due to his uninspiring first stint in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. SI.com, "Mohamed Salah Reveals What Jose Mourinho Said to Him During Breakout Season for Liverpool," 14 May 2018 San Pasqual took an uninspiring 2-7 record into its second game of the annual Lions Tournament, against San Dieguito, the day after opening the tournament with a 2-0 loss to Barlow, a team from Gresham, Ore. Terry Monahan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Unexplained about-face boosted San Pasqual to baseball title," 21 June 2018 Three days into free agency, the Sixers made a move that was uninspiring, minimally consequential, and more expensive than your gut might have suggested. David Murphy, Philly.com, "Sixers' Wilson Chandler trade is where 'The Process' meets 'The Reality' | David Murphy," 4 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of uninspiring

1815, in the meaning defined above

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