Definitions

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  • adjective Not engaging; dull.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ engaging

Examples

  • In other words, South Park is the show ON COMEDY CENTRAL that Republicans were "most engaged" with --- it could be a fairly low level of engagement, and won out because the rest of the competition on Comedy Central was so "unengaging" for Republicans.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The narrator is himself an unengaging figure whose status as a blank slate on which his friend Perkus inscribes a more capacious understanding does not make him a character with whom one wants to spend over 450 pages.

    The Reading Experience

  • And most fittingly for a play about such great works, there are some wonderful performances too, despite the unengaging leads.

    Anonymous – review

  • But that's the piece at its very best, like a festive romp by a well-meaning sixth- former who would probably be a shade wittier if he were allowed to swear but, with all these parents around, is bland and unengaging.

    TV review: The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff; King of Christmas Lights

  • Without that, you get a translation like the one I'm slogging through now (oh, what we do for love) -- boring, flat and unengaging, with brief flashes of the best-seller that lurks behind it.

    Bad Translation Makes Kittens Sad

  • The narrator is himself an unengaging figure whose status as a blank slate on which his friend Perkus inscribes a more capacious understanding does not make him a character with whom one wants to spend over 450 pages.

    April 2010

  • The narrator is himself an unengaging figure whose status as a blank slate on which his friend Perkus inscribes a more capacious understanding does not make him a character with whom one wants to spend over 450 pages.

    Postmodernism

  • I need more fingers than I currently possess to count the number of tenured professors that I have encountered in my years of taking college classes that were unengaging, uninspiring, and lacked any ambition to stay relevant.

    Jason Schmitt: Tenure is for Wimps: An Untenured Professor (re)Contemplates Life

  • The narrator is himself an unengaging figure whose status as a blank slate on which his friend Perkus inscribes a more capacious understanding does not make him a character with whom one wants to spend over 450 pages.

    Detecting a Wrongness

  • Without that, you get a translation like the one I'm slogging through now (oh, what we do for love) -- boring, flat and unengaging, with brief flashes of the best-seller that lurks behind it.

    Archive 2010-06-01

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