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uninspired

[uhn-in-spahyuh rd] /ˌʌn ɪnˈspaɪərd/
adjective
1.
not inspired; not creative or spirited:
an uninspired performance; an uninspired teacher.
Origin of uninspired
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; un-1 + inspired
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  • It foretells events which no uninspired man could have foreseen.

  • Now, we see from this that uninspired testimony to divine things has its use.

    Bertha and Her Baptism Nehemiah Adams
  • Then conversation languished, for Davies was silent and Mrs. Davies uninspired.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • He planted her next to the steps, and she muttered an uninspired thank you.

    A Fine Fix R. C. Noll
  • Can those other uninspired visitors do it, or do they only happily imagine they do?

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • As to the sentimental parts of the Ode, frankly I find them uninspired.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
British Dictionary definitions for uninspired

uninspired

/ˌʌnɪnˈspaɪəd/
adjective
1.
dull or ordinary; unimaginative: an uninspired painting
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