un·spec·tac·u·lar | \ˌən-spek-ˈta-kyə-lər, -spək-\

Definition of unspectacular 

: not spectacular or special : ordinary a good but unspectacular performance

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The line between a successful career and a mediocre one is that thin for an unspectacular prospect like him. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "Ranking the 9 best quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL draft," 24 Apr. 2018 Orthodox economic policies have ensured relatively steady if unspectacular growth since the 1990s. The Economist, "AMLO, Mexico’s answer to Donald Trump," 23 June 2018 Wages are rising at a consistent, but unspectacular rate. Eric Morath, WSJ, "U.S. Hiring Strong in June; Unemployment Rate Rises as More Enter Labor Force," 6 July 2018 So, in the summer of 2016, unspectacular players such as Joakim Noah, Luol Deng, Ian Mahinmi and Timofey Mozgov all signed contracts worth tens of millions of dollars. Kevin Draper, New York Times, "Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players," 9 July 2018 Dalton has been reliable and steady if unspectacular for seven years. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Ranking NFL's second-round QBs since 2000: Is Christian Hackenberg biggest bust?," 14 June 2018 Jessie Bates has range and ball skills, Sam Hubbard is a solid-if-unspectacular try-hard guy, while Malik Jefferson will be a Pro Bowler if his instincts ever catch up to his athleticism. Terez A. Paylor, kansascity, "Grading the 2018 NFL Draft: Chiefs fare well on Terez Paylor’s report card | The Kansas City Star," 28 Apr. 2018 His time as Middlesbrough manager had been unspectacular. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Gareth Southgate Makes Own Luck in Guiding England to World Cup Semifinals," 10 July 2018 Now, a seemingly unspectacular wooden figure is being reconsidered as one of the oldest examples of monumental art. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "Wooden Statue Found in Late 1890s Likely Dates Back More Than 11,000 Years," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unspectacular

1926, in the meaning defined above

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