un·​in·​ter·​est·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈin-t(ə-)rə-stiŋ How to pronounce uninteresting (audio) ; -ˈin-tə-ˌre-, -ˈin-ˌtre-; -ˈin-tər- \

Definition of uninteresting

: not attracting interest or attention : not interesting : dull, boring a very uninteresting topic/subject

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Other Words from uninteresting

uninterestingly adverb
uninterestingness noun

Examples of uninteresting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don't settle for an uninteresting, unfinished wall mirror in the bathroom. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 May 2021 Most products are too commoditized, invisible and uninteresting to fulfill a private equity investor’s dream of a brand community. Jeremy Andrus, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 To us, the art was uninteresting and crypto-oriented. Matthew Schneier, Vulture, 15 Apr. 2021 Thirty-nine may seem a little young to write a memoir, but in Carlile's opinion no one is too young, too old or too uninteresting to write their own story. Ragan Clark, Star Tribune, 7 Apr. 2021 The vast majority had uninteresting explanations, or were artifacts of the detection process. Max G. Levy, Wired, 24 Feb. 2021 Around the south pole of Enceladus—a 500-kilometer-wide runt of a moon many expected to be rather inert and uninteresting—the orbiter saw tantalizing signs of activity—plumes of water vapor venting into space from fissures in the icy surface. Lee Billings, Scientific American, 14 Sep. 2017 In contrast to the content they were meant to modify, these labels were inert, uninteresting and frequently absurd. John Herrman, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2021 But the Red Sox haven’t been this uninteresting since September of 2012, the Bobby V. year. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of uninteresting

1769, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uninteresting was in 1769

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19 May 2021

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“Uninteresting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninteresting. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uninteresting

: dull and boring : not interesting


un·​in·​ter·​est·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈin-trə-stiŋ, -ˈin-tə-rə- \

Kids Definition of uninteresting

: not attracting or keeping interest or attention

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