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

Other Words from uninteresting

uninterestingly adverb
uninterestingness noun

Examples of uninteresting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On paper, bridging the gap between the Star Wars prequels and the original trilogy feels like an uninteresting endeavor. Wister Hitt, National Review, 26 June 2022 Investing in other cryptocurrencies is [select one: wrong, stupid, immoral, uninteresting] and should be discouraged and ignored socially for the benefit of others as a form of consumer protection. Pete Rizzo, Forbes, 4 July 2022 Those reasons are mostly unknowable and uninteresting. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 23 June 2022 Given how uninteresting and uncompetitive these conference finals have been so far, that seems like the wrong direction. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 25 May 2022 Most of us have had the experience of being at a social gathering where another person droned on and on about an uninteresting topic. Jack Zenger, Forbes, 19 May 2022 In the realm of uninteresting extended digressions, Mr. Dyer recalls stealing shampoo from hotels and his ambition never to have to buy shampoo again. Joseph Epstein, WSJ, 6 May 2022 Thousands of people tweeted to criticize the commercials as being boring or uninteresting. Ashley Lutz, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2022 Environments lack depth and dimension, coming across flat and uninteresting. Courtney Howard, Variety, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of uninteresting

1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninteresting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninteresting. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for uninteresting


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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