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Not readily using or demonstrating the use of the imagination; stolid and somewhat dull:‘the production was plodding and unimaginative’‘the audience proved sluggish and unimaginative’‘he was an unimaginative leader’
uninspired, uninventive, unoriginal, uncreative, unartistic, commonplace, pedestrian, mundane, matter-of-fact, ordinary, usual, routine, humdrum, prosaic, workaday, run of the millstale, hackneyed, trite, derived, derivative, conventional, unadventurous, dull, banal, monotonous, lifeless, lacklustre, sterile, uninspiring, spiritless, vapid, insipid, bland, dry, barren, flat, stodgyhackyView synonyms
- ‘How simple and unimaginative does America's imagination have to be if it can be captured that easily with a horse!’
- ‘It wasn't, but ostriches have a poor sense of humour and thus find unimaginative alliteration almost ridiculously amusing.’
- ‘Like alchemy, poetic art refines the base matter that the unimaginative overlook.’
- ‘Despite our awareness of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, we can still be surprisingly unimaginative when it comes to fruit and veg.’
- ‘It was that this is a thoroughly unimaginative, mean-spirited and even, dare I say, anti-human idea.’
- ‘The accountant was described as being personally dull, boring and unimaginative.’
- ‘The bus is shunned due to the unimaginative routing and long waits.’
- ‘I could go on as long as I like, but I think I'll stop there, because I'm becoming unimaginative and tired.’
- ‘Not even the clever antics of the Baron and his friends could ultimately save this dull and unimaginative animation.’
- ‘There is an overdependence on unison writing between the alto and bass, and most of the drum lines are unimaginative and monotonous.’
- ‘They pretend to not see you, and then make insincere apologies or unimaginative threats when you object to them cutting you up in a manner most dangerous.’
- ‘Why did these men have to be so old, dull and completely unimaginative?’
- ‘Perhaps it wasn't edge of the seat stuff, but neither was it deadly dull and wholly unimaginative.’
- ‘I thought the responses by both men dull and unimaginative or, as Paul Lewis wrote, ‘lacking a big idea’.’
- ‘But local groups have now slammed the unimaginative proposal and condemned it as a lost opportunity for revitalising the town.’
- ‘Both parties agreed that the addressee is deemed to be unimaginative and uninventive.’
- ‘We started dancing, but rapidly became bored with the bland, unimaginative hip-hop that was being played.’
- ‘Restaurants so often let themselves down at the last by serving unimaginative or downright stodgy desserts.’
- ‘However that preoccupation would not be shared by an ordinary unimaginative skilled man reading this document at the priority date.’
- ‘Gangster films and series are generally the most uninspired, unimaginative and moribund visual art around.’
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