Definition of undramatic in English:

undramatic

adjective

  • 1Lacking the qualities expected in drama.

    ‘an undramatic libretto’
    • ‘But making a film undramatic doesn't make it ‘real.’’
    • ‘These exchanges are often undramatic and, surprisingly, there is little tension, just an overwhelming sense of not wanting to be there.’
    • ‘The pair of stories on obsessive and thwarted travel were inherently undramatic and for that reason we wanted to put them on stage.’
    • ‘This Little Life is like that - unassuming, undramatic, moving, utterly compelling and highly recommended.’
    • ‘The writing style grips the attention from the dramatic opening to the wonderfully undramatic quote in the sign off paragraph.’
    • ‘This undramatic recording by Opera Lafayette of Washington DC stems from a 2002 staging.’
    • ‘What the actor does - lie down, get up, shower, eat - is not scripted and is undramatic in the extreme.’
    • ‘Messiah is uncharacteristic of Handel's oratorios in part because of its largely undramatic, more contemplative, nature and its text, which is compiled from passages in the Bible.’
    • ‘But Alex Poch-Goldin's stage adaptation is surprisingly undramatic.’
    • ‘In this undramatic scene, we see not merely a moment of an era gone by, but the expression of a much deeper, enduring human verity that lies beyond appearance.’
    • ‘If you wish to experience how undramatic a play can get, check out his Our Lady of Sligo.’
    • ‘In one sense this is an undramatic play: two characters on stage, one alone speaking; but it is not.’
    • ‘But it rarely happens this way, because these apparently blank, undramatic films can also be full of feeling.’
    • ‘This novel's the only kind of sustained novel I've done in the first person, and writers here will be aware that the first-person's a very undramatic voice, almost by definition or by its nature.’
    • ‘Yet for all its spectacle, including the climax, when Orpheus is all lit up as a constellation, the ballet's narrative element is undramatic and Bintley's love duets are disappointingly bland.’
    • ‘Also Goad explains, ‘The writing is remarkable poetry but it almost becomes undramatic.’’
    1. 1.1 Unexciting.
      ‘research tends to be undramatic and unglamorous’
      • ‘But often the loss of interest is mutual, like a marriage nearing an undramatic end: you merely discover after a bit that you have nothing to say to each other.’
      • ‘‘Like any pastime, flying is, for the most part, fairly undramatic,’ our reviewer, Gavin Daly, wrote.’
      • ‘The things that affect the viewer most are often inconspicuous, undramatic.’
      • ‘A car zipped past and I wondered where the police were in regular, undramatic, hard times.’
      • ‘The ironic thing is that one of the reasons the media can't be bothered paying attention to global warming is that it is a slow and undramatic kind of disaster, just the weather, changing everything.’
      • ‘Despite dire warnings about global warming, nothing too extreme seems to be happening - as yet - to our temperate climate except for a few slow and undramatic climatic changes.’
      • ‘In fact, he was driven to the Royal Infirmary at an undramatic speed because he is not registered with a doctor in Edinburgh.’
      • ‘The leaked programme for the next legislative session was undramatic to the point of self-parody.’
      • ‘Precisely because it is often quiet and undramatic, James explains, charity is hard to make artistically compelling.’
      • ‘Unexciting and undramatic, maybe, but this would virtually double the effects at the grass roots.’
      • ‘This time, after all the chat about non-events, undramatic behaviour and what seems like 100 years of solitude, the thud causes both of us to jump.’
      • ‘Odds say that your next trip into the great outdoors will be as memorable and undramatic as each that preceded it.’
      • ‘Our reaction to the experience was undramatic.’
      • ‘They are always presented in fairly undramatic standard portrait poses.’
      • ‘Our native British trees are changing leaf colour in a modest, unhurried fashion, achieving no more than soft, undramatic russets, yellows and ochres before the leaves fall away to leave bare branches stroking the sky.’
      • ‘Television writers and producers are wise to edit out those aspects of criminal and civil cases that are tedious, or simply undramatic.’
      • ‘A taxicab crossed between us in a wholly undramatic fashion, but in the space of a second, a look of bare panic crashed across the woman's face and she wilted into her husband's arms.’
      • ‘The book is also a quiet, thoughtful, undramatic and unsensational story.’
      • ‘It is a splendid novel composed with a poised restraint and admirably captures the contrast between Henry James's vibrant fiction and the elusive, undramatic quality of his own life.’
      • ‘Any changes undertaken to avoid these deaths will probably be undramatic, and lacking in the public attention given to Sarah's Law.’

Pronunciation

undramatic

/ˌəndrəˈmædɪk//ˌəndrəˈmadik/