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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNINSPIRING

It was as uninspiring to the eye as a pool of drippings from umbrellas in a porch.

I have seen some new plays that are judicious, but uninspiring.

This order is too tame, this culture too second-rate, this goodness too uninspiring.

They have earned a reputation, and that reputation adheres to them: they are cold and uninspiring.

His was probably the most uninspiring funeral that is set down in history.

This would work injustice to no one and would be a great convenience to authors whose real names are of an uninspiring nature.

These temptations are as common as humanity and as uninspiring as night.

He plods along, correct as a rule, but uninspiring and unattractive.

It makes passion formal and uninspiring, and so gradually kills it.

They took the glamor from projects and left them hard, grim, uninspiring tasks.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., enspiren, "to fill (the mind, heart, etc., with grace, etc.);" also "to prompt or induce (someone to do something)," from Old French enspirer (13c.), from Latin inspirare "inflame; blow into" (see inspiration), a loan-translation of Greek pnein in the Bible. General sense of "influence or animate with an idea or purpose" is from late 14c. Also sometimes used in literal sense in Middle English Related: Inspired; inspires; inspiring.

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