uninspiring

adjective
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

Examples of uninspiring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The camera’s framing trapped each speaker in an uninspiring rectangle. Washington Post, "The Democrats’ roll call showed America’s beauty and diversity. The Republicans’ roll call . . . did not.," 24 Aug. 2020 But the quality of the fakes and the surfacing are uninspiring and just bad tradecraft. NBC News, "Russia-connected group pushed fake documents aimed at political flashpoints, researchers say," 8 Apr. 2020 But liberal climate activists, many of them young supporters of rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders dejected by his loss, see Biden's pitch as too generic and vague, and his delivery uninspiring. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Liberal activists pressure Biden to move left on climate change to get Bernie voters," 20 Apr. 2020 STAR PLAYER - It was yet another uninspiring display from Solskjaer's side, with not many players doing much to get the away fans excited. SI.com, "AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Manchester United: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Red Devils Stutter to Goalless Draw," 3 Oct. 2019 That was probably the most uninspiring Patriots team of his tenure. Chad Finn, BostonGlobe.com, "After losses like this, Patriots don’t rebuild, they reload," 7 Jan. 2020 Vilnius Airport/Lithuanian Airports A security team at Vilnius airport in Lithuania has managed to find its muse in what might seem—superficially—like an entirely uninspiring job, especially around the holiday season. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Holiday travelers, take note of this airport security art project," 14 Dec. 2019 Less encouraging: Biden once again struggled to attract younger voters, his policy positions are somewhat uninspiring, and Tuesday’s results leave the Democrats divided. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "Super Tuesday Was Mainly About Donald Trump, Not Joe Biden," 5 Mar. 2020 Atletico Madrid produced an uninspiring performance as they were held to a 0-0 draw against Celta Vigo at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. SI.com, "Atletico Madrid 0-0 Celta Vigo: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Rojiblancos Blow Chance to Go Top," 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of uninspiring

1815, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninspiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninspiring. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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uninspiring

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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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