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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Lasting Riddles of Orson Welles’ Revolutionary Film ‘Citizen Kane’," 30 Apr. 2021 He was completed 21-of-39 passes for 214 yards for a staggeringly untalented Dolphins team. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: Forget the Dolphins — just watch Ryan Fitzpatrick for the real lesson of sports | Commentary," 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, "Le'Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman Lead Fantasy Football's High-Risk, High-Reward Players in 2019," 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, "How the dazzling, overstuffed ‘Incredibles 2’ holds up a cracked mirror to present-day reality," 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, "'Revengeance': Film Review," 16 Oct. 2017 After all, Jared Kushner is worth hundreds of millions of dollars despite being untalented at pretty much everything. Jack Moore, GQ, "Why Did Jared Kushner Register to Vote as a Woman?," 27 Sep. 2017 Broadway Danny Rose Woody Allen's 1984 comedy concerns an untalented talent agent (Allen) who winds up involved with a second-rate lounge singer and his mistress (Mia Farrow), who has ties to the mob. Esquire Editors, Esquire, "13 Great Thanksgiving Movies to Watch With Family This Holiday," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of untalented

1753, in the meaning defined above

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9 May 2021

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“Untalented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untalented. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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