Definitions

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  • adj. Lacking inspiration.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ inspired

Examples

  • Never less than competent but seldom more than terminally dull, it is probably the kind of overworked, underinspired landfill Hopkins had in mind when he used the term ‘Parnassian.’

    I’m Okay, I’m Just Floundering : Kwame Dawes : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Government reviews show the FDA to be underfunded, understaffed, underperforming, and underinspired.

    CNN Transcript Feb 2, 2008

  • We wouldn't tolerate schools that don't teach, that are chronically underfunded and understaffed and underinspired, if we thought that the children in them were like our children.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • There is nothing sadder than an overgrown, underblooming, sucker-infested August rosebush - unless it's an overwritten, underinspired, cliche-infested plot resolution.

    Murder She Writes

  • We wouldn’t tolerate schools that don’t teach, that are chronically underfunded and understaffed and underinspired, if we thought that the children in them were like our children.

    The Audacity of Hope

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