un·​in·​ter·​est·​ing | \ˌən-ˈin-t(ə-)rə-stiŋ; -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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uninterestingly adverb
uninterestingness noun

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With the exception of a quick (and uninteresting) detour at the beginning of the second episode, the first three episodes of Preacher Season Three are entirely set in and around the decrepit old mansions nestled in the swamps of Louisiana. Scott Meslow, GQ, "It’s a Bloody Good Time to Jump Into AMC’s Preacher," 22 June 2018 The first is uninteresting but important: Given the partisan divide (see below), this version of the bill would not survive an almost certain filibuster in the Senate. John Patty, Vox, "What the farm bill’s failure says about congressional function," 21 May 2018 To combat the ugly, uninteresting games, Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone proposed a 24-shot clock. Chris Chase, For The Win, "6 of the most-asked sports questions, answered," 18 Apr. 2018 Even if putting away extra money for an HSA or FSA sounds deeply uninteresting, if your employer is offering an HRA, at least take advantage of that, Wolpert says. Mattie Quinn, SELF, "What’s the Difference Between an HSA, FSA, and HRA?," 16 Apr. 2018 Here, writers Guillaume Lemans, Jimmy Bemon and Mathieu Delozier take a decent idea and bring it to mostly familiar places, focusing on two parents who will do anything to save their daughter, yet remain fairly uninteresting people themselves. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Just a Breath Away' ('Dans la brume'): Film Review," 9 Apr. 2018 Kansas is good every year, but for a while, the other two programs were too often bad and/or uninteresting. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Ranking KU's tournament losses under Self, plus Royals & Chiefs | The Kansas City Star," 3 Apr. 2018 But is not being able to find one’s way really as uninteresting as Benjamin says? Lauren Elkin, The Atlantic, "People Will Always Get Lost," 16 Feb. 2018 Major characters drop out of the story, never to come back; uninteresting peripheral ones are gifted unnecessary scenes. Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times, "Review: ‘Against the Hillside’ Is an Eye on Drone Warfare," 8 Feb. 2018

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1769, in the meaning defined above

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

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: not attracting or keeping interest or attention

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