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

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Although neither stands much chance of winning the Democratic nomination, much less the White House, that’s not to say the two are uninteresting. Mark Z. Barabak, latimes.com, "Democratic debate Night 2: What to watch Thursday in Miami," 27 June 2019 Although neither stands much chance of winning the Democratic nomination, much less the White House, that's not to say the two are uninteresting. Author: Mark Z. Barabak, Anchorage Daily News, "Democratic debate: 5 things to watch for on second night," 27 June 2019 Without such explanation, Nina Petrovskaya’s story would be incomprehensible, and perhaps even uninteresting. Sarah Vitali, Harper's magazine, "Kill Your Darlings," 10 May 2019 Kaling has written a film that argues for diversity in the workplace and against giving in to relentless self-victimization, which is not only uninteresting but also self-defeating. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: Late Night Is a Pitch-Perfect Workplace Comedy," 7 June 2019 And at the same time, the trope usually makes women’s suffering seem uninteresting or marginal. Noah Berlatsky, The Verge, "Daredevil’s ‘suffering makes a man’ trope is common, familiar, and bad for everyone," 24 Oct. 2018 Wives may find their husband’s friends to be bad influences, uninteresting or unstimulating, or a competing force for their husband’s time. Elizabeth Bernstein, WSJ, "That Friend Your Spouse Loathes Might Be Hurting Your Marriage," 6 Aug. 2018 But making such flights a routine and somewhat uninteresting activity is what companies like State Farm and Alphabet and Amazon need for their ambitious plans. Michael Laris, Washington Post, "‘Going to mission!’: Drones are flying themselves, but how far should Washington let them go?," 23 June 2018 The organization didn’t say which categories, or how many, would be eliminated from the broadcast, but categories such as sound mixing and short films have often been cited by critics as uninteresting to a broad audience. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Oscars to Trim Some Awards From Telecast, Add a ‘Popular Film’ Category," 8 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of uninteresting

1769, in the meaning defined above

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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