uninventive

adjective
un·​in·​ven·​tive | \ ˌən-in-ˈven-tiv How to pronounce uninventive (audio) \

Definition of uninventive

: lacking creativity or imagination : not inventive an uninventive plot uninventive thinking

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Other Words from uninventive

uninventively adverb
uninventiveness noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Celebrity cameos are generally a safe bet, but Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's commercial for the luxury car brand Genesis reminded us of how uninventive the tactic can be. Author: Maura Judkis, Sonia Rao, Anchorage Daily News, "The 5 best Super Bowl commercials - and the 5 worst," 3 Feb. 2020 Celebrity cameos are generally a safe bet, but Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s commercial for the luxury car brand Genesis reminded us of how uninventive the tactic can be. Washington Post, "The 5 worst Super Bowl commercials, from Planters’ baby nut to Sabra’s celebrity parade," 3 Feb. 2020 Nonetheless, once again, the passing was slow, sloppy and uninventive. SI.com, "AZ Alkmaar 0-0 Manchester United: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Red Devils Stutter to Goalless Draw," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of uninventive

1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Uninventive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninventive. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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