unenterprising love

Definitions

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  • adj. Lacking the property of being enterprising.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not enterprising; not adventurous.

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

  • adj. lacking in enterprise; not bold or venturesome

Etymologies

un- + enterprising (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I also point out that Lord Durham, who traveled along the Canadian-American border in 1838, used almost identical imagery to contrast the "activity and bustle" of the American side with the "waste and desolate" of the "unenterprising" Canadians.

    The Big Business of Slavery

  • Treading Dangerously One of the prevailing snobberies among Parisians is that the provinces are teeming with unenterprising folk shuffling about in slippers.

    All Aboard for le Cinéma Français

  • The contract made an overtrick, which must have pleased North, since she was apparently "a somewhat unenterprising partner fond of insisting on her own suits".

    They don't make 'em like that any more

  • Unsure whom to trust and afraid of getting things wrong or being accused of bias, unenterprising journalists go for "balance," even if one side is the entire scientific community and the other side is a bunch of lobbyists.

    Charles Alexander: Exposed: Global Warming Deniers

  • I had been in Australia in 1992 and heard the Japanese ambassador there giving what I thought was a quite incredible lecture to the Australians that as a nation they were too lazy and unenterprising.

    Beyond the Crash

  • There were disadvantages which, strangely, he hadn't expected or considered; the unenterprising, predictable meals; the pressures of discordant personalities; the delay in getting books and wine delivered; the lack of good talk; the self-absorption of the sick, their preoccupation with symptoms and bodily functions; the awful childishness and spurious joviality of institutional life.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • On the other hand, having started a thing with a certain degree of dash, she liked to finish it in the same way, and hanging about in Ipswich waiting for a letter seemed so…unenterprising, not to mention expensive.

    The Blackstone Key

  • A fragile younger brother, Zussy, stayed behind in Lyozno, apprenticed to a hairdresser; unenterprising and childishly vain, he was the only one of the extended family later to take an interest in his nephew's paintings, though he declined to keep a portrait of himself, judging it insufficiently flattering.

    'Chagall'

  • They play the most unenterprising boring rugby of any team in the world.

    The Right Result

  • If the conjectures of those who claimed acquaintance with the intent of Bannadonna be thus far correct, no unenterprising spirit could have been his.

    Imitações de Vida

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