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  • adj. Not inventive, nor creative.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not inventive; not having the power of inventing, finding, discovering, or contriving.

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

  • adj. deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention


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  • That he envisioned them having the same comfortable, uninventive sex they always had, but this time they would be in small motels off major highways, far from his responsibilities to his family, far from the inhibitions that a decade in New York and girls like her hadn't cured.

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  • Like Kidnapped, Bedeviled, by Kim Ki Duk protégé Jang Cheol-so, is uninventive in terms of plot, a straight up female revenge movie in the vein of the recently remade I Spit On Your Grave.

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  • I think a great calalamity provides a ready-made plot for the uninventive, so there will always be an oversupply of "ripped from the headlines" books.

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  • Our lovers are children of nature, natural and uninventive-Duty and moral responsibility are less to them than passion.

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  • That's the moment when the movie's plot starts devolving into a string of random notions, two of which involve villains (one really good bad guy would have done the trick) and their remarkably uninventive villainy.

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  • And still, critics grilled him for his less-than-perfect drawing skills, laborious compositions, uninventive brushwork, and rather dull painterly texture.

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  • I have, however, found it best not to pay too much attention to some of the lyrics, which seem rather, well, let's just say, uninventive.

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