Examples from the Web for lackluster
Paris as depicted by contemporary photography appears… lackluster.
Many jazz fans were puzzled by this finding, which seems incompatible with the lackluster sales figures in the genre.Jazz (The Music of Coffee and Donuts) Has Respect, But It Needs Love|Ted Gioia|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The Break Up” was as satisfying of an ending as possible given the lackluster season.I Watched ‘Psych’ For 8 Years and All I Got Was This Lackluster Finale|Chancellor Agard|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Your chef is stuck in a creative rut, churning out lackluster food in a lackluster—albeit popular—restaurant.
Her move to regain control of the Occupy feed seems to have been due to frustration with the lackluster state of the revolution.The Champagne Tranarchist Who Hijacked Occupy’s Twitter Feed|Nina Strochlic|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As it is, we bats a lackluster eye, an' wonders in a feeble way what's done corr'gated Enright's brow.Faro Nell and Her Friends|Alfred Henry Lewis
At last Max saw in the old woman's lackluster eyes a spark of malice.
Willard gazed through the window with lackluster eyes and shook his head feebly.Left Half Harmon|Ralph Henry Barbour
"I have nothing to tell her," said George—he raised two lackluster eyes and fixed them with a sort of dull stare on Lawson's face.A Girl in Ten Thousand|L. T. Meade
And yet, as Max looked at her—at this helpless, infirm old creature with the palsied hands and the lackluster eyes—he shivered.
Word Origin and History for lackluster
also lack-luster, c.1600, first attested in "As You Like It," from lack + luster. Combinations with lack- were frequent in 16c., e.g. lackland (1590s), of a landless man; lack-Latin (1530s), of an ignorant priest.