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 formsun·e·vent·ful·ly, adverbun·e·vent·ful·ness, noun

Synonyms for uneventful

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Examples from the Web for uneventfully

Historical Examples of uneventfully

  • Things went on uneventfully through Christmas and the New Year.

    Labrador Days

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • Suppose he had married Mildred, and been uneventfully happy and successful.

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • The days and the years roll by uneventfully within its quiet precincts.

  • And so the years went on at the Snowden home, pleasantly and uneventfully.

  • The first two hymns and the Scripture reading passed off uneventfully.

    Anne Of Avonlea

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

British Dictionary definitions for uneventfully



ordinary, routine, or quiet
Derived Formsuneventfully, adverbuneventfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uneventfully



1800, from un- (1) "not" + eventful. Related: Uneventfully.

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