un·​tal·​ent·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈta-lən-təd How to pronounce untalented (audio) \

Definition of untalented

: lacking a special aptitude or talent : not talented untalented but enthusiastic dancers

Examples of untalented in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Either America, the cradle of modern marketing, is suddenly full of untalented CMOs who are embodying the Peter Principle, or something bigger is indeed at play. Scott Turner, Forbes, 29 June 2022 The main charge is not that Anne Hathaway is untalented or undeserving of celebrity. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 24 May 2022 In the film, Kane’s second wife, Susan Alexander, is portrayed as an untalented opera singer, whose career becomes an obsession for him. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Apr. 2021 He was completed 21-of-39 passes for 214 yards for a staggeringly untalented Dolphins team. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, 24 Nov. 2019 The combination of massive volume but on a potentially bad offense behind an untalented line gives Bell one of the widest ranges of outcomes of running backs taken in the first two rounds. SI.com, 8 July 2019 Some critics went further to note the possibility of an Objectivist reading of Bird’s movie: Here was a story, after all, about literally superhuman individuals being sapped of their potential by the unremarkable, untalented masses. Justin Chang, latimes.com, 4 July 2018 The style mimics that of an enthusiastic but perhaps untalented eighth-grader who has decided to draw comic books in between perfecting his heavy-metal logo penmanship. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Oct. 2017 After all, Jared Kushner is worth hundreds of millions of dollars despite being untalented at pretty much everything. Jack Moore, GQ, 27 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of untalented

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Untalented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untalented. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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