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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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Examples from the Web for uneventfully
Historical Examples
  • Things went on uneventfully through Christmas and the New Year.

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • Suppose he had married Mildred, and been uneventfully happy and successful.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • The days and the years roll by uneventfully within its quiet precincts.

  • And so the years went on at the Snowden home, pleasantly and uneventfully.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
  • The first two hymns and the Scripture reading passed off uneventfully.

    Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Life went on uneventfully save for the dire doings of “Them Three.”

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • If this were so, they were destined to be disappointed, for the meal ended as uneventfully as it had begun.

    A Cabinet Secret Guy Boothby
  • After the arrival of Mr. Loomis's note the weeks followed each other uneventfully.

    Bunner Sisters Edith Wharton
  • But the next minute kept on passing as uneventfully as its predecessors.

    "Contemptible" "Casualty"
  • The days that lay between Thanksgiving and Christmas passed swiftly and uneventfully for Grace.

British Dictionary definitions for uneventfully


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 uneventfully



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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