Definitions

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  • adj. Not spectacular.

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

  • adj. not spectacular

Etymologies

un- +β€Ž spectacular (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • β€œIt is this kind of material, to some perhaps unspectacular, which is providing fundamental evidence on the problems of the environment,” French countered in the same issue of Anatolian Studies.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • THE QB QUESTION: After enduring what both described as unspectacular starts, Kiesau said

    Colorado Headline News

  • IHSB: The way to describe the first pro season for the most oddly named man alive (Allen Lorenz Pollock = A.J. Pollock?) is solid but unspectacular, which is disappointing given that the organization expected him to rip through Mid-A South Bend given that Midwest League Competition wasn't foreign to Pollock, given that Notre Dame plays an exhibition game against the SilverHawks at the beginning of each season.

    AZ Snakepit

  • It was the kind of unspectacular housing block that makes up vast swaths of the city, scattered in between the genteel stucco mansions that make it into the films.

    NYT > Travel

  • Amid it all stands Mitt Romney, not the high-flying investment lots of Republicans yearned to put their money on, but the unspectacular Treasury bill of Republican candidates, a man whose emphasis on jobs and the economy makes him a safe enough bet at a time like this.

    GOP 'Flight to Safety' Benefits Romney

  • Its financial returns were solid but unspectacular as Hollywood experienced a typically sleepy early fall weekend, with audiences finding nothing to bring them out in huge numbers.

    'Wall Street' Wins The Weekend Box Office

  • The Tyrellian conn officer had an unblemished, if unspectacular, record.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • May 1973, two trees reflected in shallow water and some fields beyond, produces an unspectacular, but very satisfying, image.

    Island Life and the Wild

  • The strange, chatty hydra that is Yankee front office was a comical diversion amid an unspectacular winter.

    Hide the Dip, It's the Yankees!

  • In football, there's a style of play known as "three yards and a cloud of dust," which describes moving the ball slowly but relentlessly downfield with unspectacular running plays, three yards at a time.

    Romney's Steady Game Plan

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