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 The writing loses direction at times; characters appear who were never introduced, along with details that are unnecessary and uninteresting. Elisabeth Zerofsky, New York Times, "A Novel Imagines the Life of the Man Who Discovered Camus," 28 Apr. 2020 His comeback, published a few months ago: That provision is important, perhaps, but uninteresting. Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, "What Matters in the Constitution," 23 Apr. 2020 His work seemed to have a different edge from what the others were doing, which seemed so cold and uninteresting. Wendy Moonan, New York Times, "A Painter and Social Activist With an ‘Unruly Nature’," 1 Mar. 2020 There’s plenty of media fame in all this uninteresting drama, especially in America, which perhaps answers the question with which this column opened. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, "The Democrats Aren’t the Only Liberal Party in Collapse," 16 Jan. 2020 The topics Munroe has chosen are, on the face of it, either absurd or uninteresting. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "In How To: XKCD author offers absurd advice for ordinary tasks," 22 Sep. 2019 Young Sophie was educated at home by tutors and recalled her strict childhood as uninteresting. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Idealistic and tough, Catherine the Great sought to modernize Russia," 1 Nov. 2019 Varietals like Monbadon—a grape long considered uninteresting to winemakers due to its low sugar and high acidity—are getting a second look in a warming world, Pinet says. Fortune, "How the $3.6 Billion Cognac Industry Is Trying to Outrun Climate Change," 14 Sep. 2019 The depressions are typically 6 to 12 inches across, in all varieties of shape, and are mostly uninteresting. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: Here’s how to break an awkward silence on the way up or down.," 8 Sep. 2019

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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 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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