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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Other Words from unspectacular

unspectacularly adverb

Examples of unspectacular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unspectacular reality is that Russia and the United States will have to learn to live with each other. Michael Kimmage, The New Republic, 9 June 2021 At the end of the exhibition between Mayweather and Paul, the crowd rained down boos as the fight ended in unspectacular fashion. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 7 June 2021 Villarreal was unspectacular before Roig bought the club for €432,000 ($528,000). Henry Flynn, Forbes, 25 May 2021 The Vikings are still searching for a kick returner after cycling through receiver K.J. Osborn and running back Ameer Abdullah with unspectacular results. Andrew Krammer, Star Tribune, 1 May 2021 Time will tell if that’s the case, but even an unspectacular receiver who gives the Ravens five years of reliable production would be a welcome addition. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, 2 May 2021 As the perfunctory setup swiftly tells us, Norton's George Claire is a struggling PhD candidate who has managed to land a job at the bucolic if academically unspectacular Saginaw College. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Why Everett won: An unspectacular but steady game from Wolf, the WHL’s best goalie. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 27 Apr. 2021 Then again, the L.A. pitching staff — especially the starters — stands far above a steady but unspectacular Cincinnati rotation led by Gary Nolan and Pat Zachry. Paul Newberry, Star Tribune, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unspectacular

1926, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2021

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“Unspectacular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspectacular. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unspectacular

: not spectacular or special

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