un·​in·​ter·​est·​ing ˌən-ˈin-t(ə-)rə-stiŋ How to pronounce uninteresting (audio)
: not attracting interest or attention : not interesting : dull, boring
a very uninteresting topic/subject
uninterestingly adverb
uninterestingness noun

Examples of uninteresting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though the Austrian always seemed like a polite but guarded personality off the court — a 2017 GQ profile almost mocked him for being uninteresting — his game was enthralling. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 28 Aug. 2023 Because there’s nothing more uninteresting to me than a note-for-note version of somebody else’s record. Chris Willman, Variety, 6 Aug. 2023 All in all a very minor and uninteresting development that surely didn’t warrant such a large selloff. Q.ai - Powering A Personal Wealth Movement, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Yet Dead Reckoning keeps reshuffling interchangeable uninteresting females (Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell), and the pretend political risks (this time involving AI — talk about ghost protocol!) are no more substantial than the geopolitics of Top Gun: Maverick. Armond White, National Review, 14 July 2023 If the Earth were a uniform sphere, that geoid would be even, smooth, and largely uninteresting. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 14 July 2023 In 2008, Lebedev said, there was just one broadband station monitoring Ireland’s apparently uninteresting seismology. Elise Cutts, Discover Magazine, 29 June 2023 The current indictment also means that Trump is receiving massive media coverage, which could make other GOP candidates look small and uninteresting by comparison to many Republican voters. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 11 June 2023 Without a more psychologically insightful script and less predictable story developments, Our Son shows that gay couples’ problems can be just as uninteresting as any other couples’ problems. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uninteresting was in 1769

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“Uninteresting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninteresting. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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