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Not marked by interesting or exciting events:‘a place where dull people lead uneventful lives’
unexciting, uninteresting, monotonous, unchanging, boring, dull, tedious, slow, flat, humdrum, routine, bland, insipid, unvaried, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, pedestrian, commonplace, everyday, mundane, predictable, unexceptional, unremarkable, uninspiring, unmemorableView synonyms
- ‘After an uneventful start, in which both sides failed to create any real chances, Balliol took the lead against the wind.’
- ‘Aside from that the journey from London to Oxford was decidedly uneventful.’
- ‘On the face of it Scott has enjoyed a remarkably uneventful life.’
- ‘Apart from unusually scrupulous screening, it was all uneventful and grey.’
- ‘Life has otherwise been uneventful, so there's not been much to say.’
- ‘For a time, perhaps, she had broken away from a slow, uneventful life.’
- ‘The rest of the journey was uneventful and I'd forgotten the incident.’
- ‘The difficulty wasn't that Hill led an uneventful life, just that no-one seems to have had a clue who he really was.’
- ‘Yesterday was so uneventful that there is almost nothing to report.’
- ‘If the flight was uneventful, his first parachute jump in action was not.’
- ‘However, his uneventful, everyday life is turned upside down by Connie's death.’
- ‘The drive back home was uneventful except for a change in the sky.’
- ‘I had to tell you about it, in all its uneventful detail, simply because those annoying people cornered me today.’
- ‘It was significant that, overall, the defenders received most of the plaudits in an uneventful first half.’
- ‘He said the journey from Paddington and through Reading had been uneventful.’
- ‘It's been another uneventful day, filled with packing and organising.’
- ‘The rest of the day was interesting but uneventful with regard to this article.’
- ‘But after that adrenaline rush while still in my nightshirt, the rest of the day has been pretty uneventful.’
- ‘His early development was uneventful though slow by comparison with that of his older sister.’
- ‘The first half had been a solid, uneventful affair, but the second half started in explosive fashion.’
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