-ˈmə-mə-rə- How to pronounce unmemorable (audio)
: not worthy of being remembered or noted : not memorable
had a few unmemorable movie roles
… stuffed themselves with unmemorable food.William Grimes
-ˈmə-mə-rə- How to pronounce unmemorable (audio)
an unmemorably bland meal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The paper was perfectly unmemorable. Joshua Ferris, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 Save for Alec Guinness, the cast is unmemorable. Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2022 The job title is unmemorable. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 21 Sep. 2020 All one has to do is convert something unmemorable—like a string of numbers, a deck of cards, a shopping list, or Paradise Lost—into a series of engrossing visual images and then mentally arrange them within an imagined space, a memory palace. Joshua Foer, Discover Magazine, 5 Oct. 2011 Studies committed to such a mode of thinking attempt to reconstitute the Jew shorn of the Soviet associations, as if the seventy-plus years during which the USSR existed were but an unmemorable interlude and the Soviet Jew could now be fully reunited with his elemental Jewishness. Gary Shteyngart, The New York Review of Books, 19 Jan. 2023 Each model has variants, each of those variants have configurations with too many sound-alike model numbers (thank you, Intel), and many of the model names are unmemorable names. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 25 Nov. 2022 Under such panicked, desperate circumstances, the show’s lead characters range at first from unmemorable to unlikable. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Jan. 2023 Without anchoring detail, the effect is both musically and dramatically unmemorable, none of which is the fault of the cast. David Benedict, Variety, 13 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unmemorable was in 1598

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“Unmemorable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmemorable. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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