lackluster

[ lak-luhs-ter ]
/ ˈlækˌlʌs tər /
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adjective

lacking brilliance or radiance; dull: lackluster eyes.
lacking liveliness, vitality, spirit, or enthusiasm: a lackluster performance.

noun

a lack of brilliance or vitality.

Nearby words

  1. lacker,
  2. lackey,
  3. lackey moth,
  4. lacking,
  5. lackland air force base,
  6. lacklustre,
  7. laclos,
  8. laclos, pierre ambroise françois choderlos de,
  9. laconia,
  10. laconian

Also especially British, lack·lus·tre.

Origin of lackluster

First recorded in 1590–1600; lack + luster1

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British Dictionary definitions for lacklustre

lacklustre

US lackluster

/ (ˈlækˌlʌstə) /

adjective

lacking force, brilliance, or vitality
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Word Origin and History for lacklustre
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