un·​spec·​tac·​u·​lar | \ ˌən-spek-ˈta-kyə-lər How to pronounce unspectacular (audio) , -spək- \

Definition of unspectacular

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

Other Words from unspectacular

unspectacularly adverb

Examples of unspectacular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The current leader, Keir Starmer, is widely regarded as competent but uncharismatic, and has made solid but unspectacular progress. New York Times, 7 July 2022 The current leader, Keir Starmer, is widely regarded as competent but uncharismatic, and has made solid but unspectacular progress. Megan Specia, BostonGlobe.com, 7 July 2022 After beginning his career with three solid yet unspectacular seasons, Gonsolin has emerged as one of baseball’s most unexpected stars nearing the midway point this year. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2022 In the first two games of the series, the Reds got solid but unspectacular starts and then saw the Dodgers blow the game open against the Reds bullpen. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 23 June 2022 This unspectacular coaching search could be that somewhere. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2022 The last Yanks standing on Parisian clay this year were Sebi Korda, Brandon Nakashima, and the steady-but-ever-unspectacular John Isner (now 37), all three succumbing in Round 3. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 3 June 2022 Álvarez was troubled by Bivol’s unspectacular but steady movement, which kept him from setting his feet and throwing combinations. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2022 Those innings, while unspectacular, helped cover for a bullpen that still required five additional arms to close out the game — giving up just two additional runs. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 22 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unspectacular

1926, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jul 2022

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“Unspectacular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspectacular. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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