Definition of unexceptional in English:



  • Not out of the ordinary; usual.

    ‘an unexceptional movie’
    • ‘In France, her cooking would be unexceptional.’
    • ‘Aside from one or two stand-out tracks, this record is wholly unexceptional.’
    • ‘All of it was unexceptional verging on inedible.’
    • ‘It was just a pity the contest left something to be desired; the standard was unexceptional, and, for much of the game, Holland were a big disappointment.’
    • ‘The longer we pat ourselves on the back for near misses and moral victories, the longer we linger in unexceptional days.’
    • ‘The buildings are unexceptional, save that they differ considerably from the typical brick or clapboard row houses in the area.’
    • ‘Graham's series was the first set of American novels to depict the everyday life of an unexceptional African-American family.’
    • ‘The young David had an unexceptional upbringing.’
    • ‘Musically, everything is absolutely fine, in a middle-of-the-road, unexceptional sort of way.’
    • ‘Paramount's work on this transfer is decent, if unexceptional.’
    • ‘I was surprised at how unexceptional I found it.’
    • ‘His remarks really should have been quite unexceptional.’
    • ‘The religious part of this argument is unexceptional.’
    • ‘Such language is unexceptional in prosperous countries that look at the United States on an almost equal footing economically.’
    • ‘Thirty years ago such an observation would have been unexceptional.’
    • ‘Harrison Ford and Christopher Plummer are two exceptional actors, unfortunately thrown into a very unexceptional movie.’
    • ‘It's an unexceptional observation, but the following day I receive a concerned telephone call from the band's press officer.’
    • ‘Some unexceptional remarks of his are quoted in the story.’
    • ‘We suggest the record for this half-a-mile of road was unexceptional.’
    • ‘The decor and ambience was unexceptional, but the personal service was top-notch and the food was very, very good.’
    ordinary, average, typical, common, everyday, run-of-the-mill, middle-of-the-road, stock, mediocre, so-so, pedestrian, unremarkable, undistinguished, indifferent, unimpressive
    adequate, acceptable, tolerable, decent, unpretentious
    ok, nothing special, nothing to write home about, no great shakes, not much cop, fair-to-middling, bog standard
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