Definition of unspectacular in English:



  • Not spectacular; unremarkable.

    ‘she had been an unspectacular student’
    • ‘In fact I had a mostly unspectacular childhood with no broken bones and countless cuts and bruises in your average middle class nuclear family.’
    • ‘The weather scuppered the viewing of the winter solstice sunset from Maeshowe on Tuesday, with low cloud and rain making for an unspectacular event.’
    • ‘As such, another year of unspectacular gains is forecast.’
    • ‘It is a typical example of cost effective film making bringing correspondingly unspectacular results.’
    • ‘As it is, the programme's loose, safe and profoundly unspectacular definition of culture risks pleasing nobody in an attempt to please everyone.’
    • ‘But if you really want to know, the playing is fine: solid, if unspectacular.’
    • ‘All in all, a constantly entertaining show - solid but unspectacular.’
    • ‘Instead, it's a slickly professional operation, producing good pizza in unspectacular but pleasant surroundings’
    • ‘A character actor may also be a faithful husband; both are steady, if unspectacular jobs.’
    • ‘Average shareholder returns over the past 10 years were a respectable, if unspectacular 8%.’
    • ‘They are soon enjoying an unspectacular affair of the kind seen in third-rate novels and, often, in real life.’
    • ‘After putting out a couple of unspectacular albums, she spent much of the 1980s waitressing and working in a record store.’
    • ‘Their first single, Life in a Day, made it to a fairly unspectacular 62 in the UK charts, and it was to be a few more years before their fortunes changed.’
    • ‘The only other scores of a hard-fought, if unspectacular affair, arrived in the opening 13 minutes of the second half.’
    • ‘The real surprise though is how unspectacular the programme is.’
    • ‘Yet even these unspectacular results have considerable significance.’
    • ‘Those looking for unspectacular but solid returns could consider the equity income sector as an option.’
    • ‘In a game when City were solid if unspectacular, the fans who travelled to Southend would have been forgiven for not being over enthusiastic.’
    • ‘He has made an impressive, if unspectacular start to his term of office and he strikes me as someone who will be very fair and thorough over his dealing with issues.’
    • ‘However, Inverness toiled to make their victory a certainty but the second goal 13 minutes from the end was an unspectacular affair.’
    unremarkable, unexceptional, undistinguished, uneventful, unmemorable, inconspicuous
    ordinary, average, normal, commonplace, nothing out of the ordinary
    mediocre, middling, run-of-the-mill, workaday, indifferent, amateur, amateurish, dull, boring, plodding
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