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[uhn-i-vent-fuh l] /ˌʌn ɪˈvɛnt fəl/
not eventful; lacking in important or striking occurrences:
an uneventful day at the office.
Origin of uneventful
First recorded in 1790-1800; un-1 + eventful
Related forms
uneventfully, adverb
uneventfulness, noun
quiet, routine, ordinary, usual. Unabridged
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  • The march from Gaines's Mills to the James river was uneventful.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • Three uneventful days passed, but neither Rayne nor Lola returned.

    The Golden Face William Le Queux
  • In a letter written January 20, 1866, he says these things for himself: 'I do not know what to write; my life is so uneventful.

    The Ordeal of Mark Twain Van Wyck Brooks
  • Her home life was colourless, calm, comfortable, and uneventful as she regarded it.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • During this time his duties were similar to those which his father had had, and his life was uneventful.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
British Dictionary definitions for uneventful


ordinary, routine, or quiet
Derived Forms
uneventfully, adverb
uneventfulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for uneventful

1800, from un- (1) "not" + eventful. Related: Uneventfully.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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