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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Recent Examples on the Web The offense, lethargic and disjointed under Bledsoe in an uninspiring opening loss to the Bengals, immediately played with more energy and tempo under Brady. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2021 His actual, Unadjusted Contact Score is an uninspiring 104. Tony Blengino, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Both Cowboys quarterbacks began their afternoon with an uninspiring three-and-out. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2021 Yet the month arrived here cloaked in a bland and uninspiring sort of grayness, and a high temperature of 78 degrees, three below our average for June 1. Washington Post, 2 June 2021 Last week, Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath seethed and shouted after an uninspiring 2-0 loss at Colorado that squandered three points and canceled a long weekend off planned in an 11-day schedule break. Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune, 17 July 2021 When you’re not so physically connected to your work and your team, daily tasks can start to feel ritualistic, abstract and uninspiring. Jane Sparrow, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 Lackluster final rounds have been the bugaboo for McIlroy, who carded an uninspiring final-round 71 Sunday at the WGC-Workday. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 1 Mar. 2021 Millefueille, who was in my top 10, finished an uninspiring seventh. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2021

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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 19 Sep. 2021.

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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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