Definition of uninventive in English:

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uninventive

Pronunciation: /ˌənənˈven(t)iv/

adjective

Not showing creativity or original thought: the oils were sensitively painted but uninventive in design
More example sentences
  • These self-glorifying tropes are exploited in routine, uninventive travelogs promoting the national (cultural and art) heritage and war reportages.
  • Both parties agreed that the addressee is deemed to be unimaginative and uninventive.
  • Alternatively it might be shown that the experiments - and I know it is not a statute but it is a plural - were of a routine character which the uninventive worker in the field would try as a matter of course.

Derivatives

uninventively

adverb
Example sentences
  • Their techniques were ably but uninventively continued by their sons.
  • But overall, the film is slow, dreary, poorly written, uninventively shot, and just plain boring.
  • This scene is a more enticing hook than the slower and uninventively staged photographing panels.

uninventiveness

noun
Example sentences
  • So, I hope you don't mind the uninventiveness with this one.
  • Hopefully my uninventiveness in this introduction will be compensated for via my random spoutings in the poetry section, and probably a few other places.
  • Looking good and moving steadily forward, the film nevertheless aches with a simplicity and uninventiveness that makes it hard to excuse the fact this is one of Allen's most enjoyable films to watch.

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Syllabification: un·in·ven·tive

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