[uhn-in-spahyuh rd]


not inspired; not creative or spirited: an uninspired performance; an uninspired teacher.

Origin of uninspired

First recorded in 1680–90; un-1 + inspired
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Contemporary Examples of uninspired

Historical Examples of uninspired

  • It foretells events which no uninspired man could have foreseen.

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

  • 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)

British Dictionary definitions for uninspired



dull or ordinary; unimaginativean uninspired painting
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