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Not having or showing enthusiasm:‘an unenthusiastic response’
indifferent, apathetic, uninvolved, passive, phlegmatic, half-hearted, lukewarm, tepid, casual, cool, listless, lacklustre, languid, lethargic, offhand, emotionless, cursory, perfunctory, unmovedunenthusedlaodiceanView synonyms
- ‘In Europe, the take up rate is an unenthusiastic 10 per cent.’
- ‘She knew they were failures, and he read her disapproval in every perfunctory and unenthusiastic line of her letter.’
- ‘The unenthusiastic response to conventional arts and science courses is a pointer to the lacklustre job opportunities available for such courses.’
- ‘The response was just as unenthusiastic in Tokyo and Seoul.’
- ‘I care as much as anyone about the name and fame of Basingstoke, but I am unenthusiastic about recent suggestions that the town could, or should, seek city status.’
- ‘The class responded with an unenthusiastic response.’
- ‘Estonians remain unenthusiastic about entering the EU.’
- ‘Sarah Lancashire's popularity seems to be dipping in the light of the unenthusiastic response to Rose and Maloney.’
- ‘But in the Guardian, he sounds downright unenthusiastic.’
- ‘Puzzled by his unenthusiastic response and having nothing better to do, April changed her course and followed after him.’
- ‘Still, most people give it an unenthusiastic thumbs up.’
- ‘Hotels outside the city remind you of renting a room from a polite but unenthusiastic friend.’
- ‘But Democratic officials contacted yesterday were unenthusiastic.’
- ‘Carrie didn't pay attention to my unenthusiastic tone.’
- ‘Her grandfather is proud that she is to attend his old stomping ground, but her father - a GP - is strangely unenthusiastic.’
- ‘She was unenthusiastic about the food, but she took it.’
- ‘Like those named above, I was unenthusiastic about that war.’
- ‘In 1997, black voters were decidedly unenthusiastic and stayed home.’
- ‘An unenthusiastic student, he left school before his final exams, having filled his exercise books with doodles.’
- ‘So far, she seems to be unenthusiastic, and understandably so.’
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