Definitions

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  • adj. Not glamorous; humdrum or prosaic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement

Etymologies

un- +‎ glamorous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are exceptions, but for the most part routers are decidedly unglamorous, which is why they are generally secreted away under a desk or otherwise hidden from view.

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  • What these citizens care about, naturally, are bread-and-butter issues -- the kind of unglamorous reforms that Clinton, ever the policy wonk, excelled at.

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  • Naledge may have added Internet tactics to his hustle like a typical rapper-rhyming over pop-rap beats, making mix tapes, leaking tracks to blogs-but he's still dedicated to the kind of unglamorous grind that ruled the day in the seemingly distant past, pre-Soulja Boy, when nobody planned on being an overnight sensation and hip-hop artists thought further ahead than their next YouTube video.

    Chicago Reader

  • Jamie Cullum has admitted that he is happy with his "unglamorous" lifestyle.

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  • Attendees will hear tales of trail drivers and cowboys who were involved in "the greatest migration of animals ever known" and learn about the more "unglamorous" side of cattle drives that include soaking downpours, frustrations with other cowboys and stubborn cattle through first-hand accounts of trail drives from 1867 through 1872.

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  • The so-called unglamorous part comes only when I am pushed to live a politician's life. "

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  • The directness and the unglamorous storytelling by Brecht inside the rather sensual music by Weill is a fantastic combination.

    Fern Siegel: Stage Door: Ute Lemper -- The Music of Kurt Weill

  • The meticulous workaholic rose through three decades of unglamorous legislating to become arguably the most influential Democratic aide in the Senate when he worked for then-Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (S.D.).

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  • After unglamorous stories of decay at the Playboy mansion – the bug that causes legionnaires' disease was found in the mansion's hot tub in April 2011 – Hefner will hope the club will re-capture something of the glamour of its 60s heyday when stars such as Julie Christie, Rudolf Nureyev and Woody Allen attended an opening in 1966.

    Playboy club reopening to attract protests against Hugh Hefner

  • The only chance for progressives to save what's left of the social safety net and protect labor union rights is to out-hustle the right-wing, walk precincts, volunteer for phone banks, and do all the other unglamorous work that Obama and other Democratic politicians seem to take for granted.

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