ADJ-GRADED (disapproval)
If you describe something or someone as uninspired, you are criticizing them because they do not seem to have any original or exciting qualities.

The script was singularly uninspired.

...an honest if uninspired leader...

Food in the dining car was adequate, if uninspired.


English dictionary. 2008.


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  • uninspired — [un΄in spīrd′] adj. not inspired; lacking spirit, creativity, zest, etc.; dull [an uninspired performance, an uninspired speaker] …   English World dictionary

  • uninspired — index insipid, jejune (dull), languid, lifeless (dull), mundane, perfunctory, unaffected ( …   Law dictionary

  • uninspired — [adj] dull, unoriginal bromidic, commonplace, corny*, everyday, heavyhanded, humdrum, indifferent, old hat*, ordinary, phoned in*, ponderous, prosaic, stale, sterile, stock, uncreative, unexciting, unimaginative, unimpressed, uninspiring,… …   New thesaurus

  • uninspired — ► ADJECTIVE 1) unimaginative; dull. 2) not filled with excitement …   English terms dictionary

  • uninspired — /un in spuyeurd /, adj. not inspired; not creative or spirited: an uninspired performance; an uninspired teacher. [1680 90; UN 1 + INSPIRED] * * * …   Universalium

  • uninspired — un|in|spired [ˌʌnınˈspaıəd US ˈspaırd] adj not showing any imagination ▪ an uninspired performance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uninspired — un|in|spired [ ,ʌnın spaırd ] adjective not interesting or exciting: a competent but uninspired performance a. not interested or excited …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uninspired — adjective not showing any imagination: an uninspired performance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • uninspired — UK [ˌʌnɪnˈspaɪə(r)d] / US [ˌʌnɪnˈspaɪrd] adjective a) not interesting or exciting a competent but uninspired performance b) not interested or excited …   English dictionary

  • uninspired — un•in•spired [[t]ˌʌn ɪnˈspaɪərd[/t]] adj. not inspired; not creative or spirited: an uninspired performance[/ex] • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

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