lackluster

[ lak-luhs-ter ]
/ ˈlækˌlʌs tər /

adjective

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

noun

a lack of brilliance or vitality.

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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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