Definition of unexceptional in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnɪkˈsɛpʃ(ə)n(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ʌnɛkˈsɛpʃ(ə)n(ə)l/


Not out of the ordinary; usual: an unexceptional movie
More example sentences
  • It was just a pity the contest left something to be desired; the standard was unexceptional, and, for much of the game, Holland were a big disappointment.
  • Musically, everything is absolutely fine, in a middle-of-the-road, unexceptional sort of way.
  • Harrison Ford and Christopher Plummer are two exceptional actors, unfortunately thrown into a very unexceptional movie.
adequate, acceptable, tolerable, decent, unpretentious
informal OK, nothing special, nothing to write home about, no great shakes, not much cop, fair-to-middling, bog standard



Pronunciation: /ˌʌnɪkˈsɛpʃ(ə)nəli/ Pronunciation: /ˌʌnɛkˈsɛpʃ(ə)nəli/
Example sentences
  • The menu reads unexceptionally - standard anglicised Chinese fare - but once you accept the lack of authenticity, then the food is actually excellent.
  • It unexceptionally demands ID from everyone who wanders up to the bar.
  • Four judges of the Federal Court have, in our respectful submission, quite unexceptionally construed this section.

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