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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
  • Life went on uneventfully save for the dire doings of “Them Three.”

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Suppose he had married Mildred, and been uneventfully happy and successful.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • The trip to the studio was made most uneventfully, and Ruth started in with her work in very good spirits.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • The days and the years roll by uneventfully within its quiet precincts.

  • Neither of the girls knew how long the minutes followed each other uneventfully, before there was a change.

    I Say No Wilkie Collins
  • 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
  • Yes, those were happy days, and they passed smoothly and uneventfully for some weeks, and as if they were never to come to an end.

    A Noble Queen (Volume II of III) Philip Meadows Taylor
  • But the next minute kept on passing as uneventfully as its predecessors.

    "Contemptible" "Casualty"
  • Between medicine and literature, his life now went on busily but uneventfully.

    The "Blackwood" Group Sir George Douglas
  • 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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