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

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unspectacularly adverb

Examples of unspectacular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that slower pace was a big reason wage growth was steady but unspectacular. James Pethokoukis, TheWeek, "How the virus could weigh down America's economy for the long haul," 7 May 2020 All that said, there were legitimate moments of glory — like when Tai turned on Scot and Jason — that elevated the proceedings and turned this season into a solid, if unspectacular, entry. 26. Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Survivor Winners at War recap: Double elimination smackdown!," 7 May 2020 The buzz: The brother of former Lions corner Quandre Diggs, Jammer had a solid, albeit unspectacular, 12-year career. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Lions' Jeff Okudah a rare top-5 cornerback draft pick. Here's how the others turned out," 29 Apr. 2020 But the news going forward is a bit more uncertain, with the report predicting that after years of double-digit growth, the industry would see things tail off into steady-but-unspectacular territory. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "2019 saw over 60 gigawatts of wind power installed," 27 Mar. 2020 Admittedly, the third-quarter earnings season, which began on October 15th, looks unspectacular. The Economist, "Light relief The Fed has lightened the load on America’s banks," 15 Oct. 2019 But while impressive on a human scale, a modern census is technologically unspectacular. Andrew Whitby, Wired, "A Brief History of the Census—and How Covid-19 Could Change It," 1 Apr. 2020 An unspectacular first season from a first-rounder is a far less glamorous story than a ninth rounder coming out of nowhere like Skubal. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "How Alex Faedo reclaimed his place in Detroit Tigers' rebuild — with help from Michigan," 4 Apr. 2020 Game Plan When the Buffs run With Alex Fontenot sidelined, freshman RB Jaren Mangham (17 carries, 77 yards) was solid if unspectacular as the featured back against the Bruins. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, "CU vs. Stanford scouting report: Who has the edge, predictions and 3 things to watch," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unspectacular

1926, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2020

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“Unspectacular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspectacular. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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: not spectacular or special

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