Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not varying from a norm; usual.
  • adjective Not subject to exceptions; absolute.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not forming an exception; in the regular course; usual.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not exceptional
  • adjective acceptable
  • adjective average
  • adjective mundane
  • adjective plain

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

  • adjective not special in any way

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It is unexceptional, which is what makes it so disturbing.

    The Guardian World News

  • Maxwell Sim, a 48-year-old after-sales customer liaison officer for an Oxford Street department store, is 'unexceptional' in every way.

    Book Review Roundup

  • Maybe that's supposed to read "unexceptional" semen?

    Unexcepted Seamen

  • Maxwell Sim, a 48-year-old after-sales customer liaison officer for an Oxford Street department store, is 'unexceptional' in every way.

    Book Review Roundup

  • I found it kind of unexceptional, except for its size (and perhaps the beautifully sculpted front doors).

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • The "unexceptional" bit will be argued in reviews and post-screening chats (and maybe in the comments here) but the second bit is not up for discussion.

    -Towleroad News- [#gay]

  • It's as much an assault on the senses as it is on the intelligence, and as trilogy-cappers go, this latest explode-a-thon from director Michael Bay -- notwithstanding its brilliant use of 3D -- is wholly unsatisfying and wholly unexceptional.

    Zaki Hasan: Zaki's Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

  • President Clinton's first-term economic-recovery results were unexceptional.

    National Debt Is Larger, More Subtle Than Thought

  • This unsolicited theatre, devoid after a minute or so of any arresting entertainment value, served only to create some discomfiture among the diners who felt obliged studiously to keep their eyes focussed on their plates, considering the unexceptional option.

    Mexico's endless Pacific beach: sun, surf, sand, seafood and solitude

  • It's as much an assault on the senses as it is on the intelligence, and as trilogy-cappers go, this latest explode-a-thon from director Michael Bay -- notwithstanding its brilliant use of 3D -- is wholly unsatisfying and wholly unexceptional.

    Zaki Hasan: Zaki's Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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