Definition of uninspired in English:

uninspired

adjective

  • 1Lacking in imagination or originality.

    ‘he writes repetitive and uninspired poetry’
    • ‘The current station is far from perfect, but at least it has character, which this bland, uninspired new design signally fails to achieve.’
    • ‘He finds the ruling party weak and his native people uninspired.’
    • ‘Germany has repeated history by playing dull, uninspired, but highly efficient football to achieve maximum results with minimum effort.’
    • ‘I've said it before and, since I'm completely uninspired at the moment, I'll say it again.’
    • ‘One of the biggest myths surrounding diabetes is that people with the condition must stick to the same uninspired foods all the time.’
    • ‘Gangster films and series are generally the most uninspired, unimaginative and moribund visual art around.’
    • ‘We were dull, boring, uninspired but utterly professional.’
    • ‘The movie is so tame, so bland and so uninspired, it just feels like a wasted opportunity.’
    • ‘The tissue-paper plots and cardboard characters are uninspired and repetitive.’
    • ‘It was probably the combination of a lot of uninspired movies and a lot of pressure on people all over town as we headed towards the holiday and awards seasons.’
    • ‘Sorry, I'm somewhat uninspired today and I started off so well too.’
    • ‘The visual style is also uninspired, seemingly a half-hearted combination of Soderbergh and the Coens.’
    • ‘Let's call this what it is - a Get Out of Jail Free card for uninspired writers.’
    • ‘I always hate unoriginal and uninspired titles, but apparently I also specialise in them.’
    • ‘Most of the album involves piano/vocal-led compositions that seem monotonous, laboured and uninspired.’
    • ‘How many uninspired Hunter S. Thompson riffs have we had to sit and shudder through?’
    • ‘When a person does an act that is uninspired, insipid, it falls flat.’
    • ‘But then things take a turn for the worst and you're left wading through a quagmire of dull beats and uninspired guest spots.’
    • ‘An uninspired second-half display took the gloss off a promising opening period, but pre-tournament warm-up matches often end that way.’
    • ‘But the studio has done them a grave disservice with this uninspired and lacking disc transfer.’
    unimaginative, uninventive, pedestrian, mundane, unoriginal, prosaic, commonplace, ordinary, routine, second-rate, undistinguished, unexceptional, indifferent, humdrum, matter-of-fact, run of the mill, workaday, everyday, quotidian, vanilla, plain vanilla
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  • 2(of a person) not filled with excitement.

    ‘they were uninspired by the Nationalist Party’
    • ‘The majority of people are uninspired by the traditional parties.’
    • ‘I like it, but I am uninspired by the misogynist slant I see.’
    • ‘Many people agreed with Nader's specific criticisms of corporate capital - but they were uninspired.’
    • ‘Yes, many are also uninspired and greedy, just like many other people in many other businesses.’
    • ‘He has seen that there is no future working with uninspired colleagues in a half-empty restaurant that does poor business.’

Pronunciation

uninspired

/ʌnɪnˈspʌɪəd/