Definitions

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  • adj. Not illustrious.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ illustrious

Examples

  • During the unillustrious days of the Howard government, one of the many areas selected for funding cuts was tertiary education.

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  • "Metropolitans" followed the example of many unillustrious predecessors, though it must, in justice, be added, that they would have been shocked to hear anyone impute to them a want of originality in their curious methods.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, September 24, 1892

  • One has known actors, far from unillustrious, who staked their whole performance on some such learned triviality or some trifling novelty of business, when, for example, in Hamlet's scene with his mother, the prince comes to:

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays

  • What I do not remember, except from having it very often repeated to me, is what may be considered the only 'clever' thing that I said during an otherwise unillustrious childhood.

    Father and Son: a study of two temperaments

  • Considering that Maverick and the Unicorn Rider are both creatures of the legislature either is likely to be an even more trivial figure than those unillustrious predecessors.

    The Common Room

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