Not readily using or demonstrating the use of the imagination; stolid and somewhat dull: the production was plodding and unimaginative the audience proved sluggish and unimaginative he was an unimaginative leader
More example sentences
- I thought the responses by both men dull and unimaginative or, as Paul Lewis wrote, ‘lacking a big idea’.
- Perhaps it wasn't edge of the seat stuff, but neither was it deadly dull and wholly unimaginative.
- How simple and unimaginative does America's imagination have to be if it can be captured that easily with a horse!
uninspired, uninventive, unoriginal, uncreative, unartistic, commonplace, pedestrian, mundane, matter-of-fact, ordinary, usual, routine, humdrum, prosaic, workaday, run of the mill, (plain) vanilla;
stale, hackneyed, trite, derived, derivative, conventional, unadventurous, dull, banal, monotonous, lifeless, lacklustre, sterile, uninspiring, spiritless, vapid, insipid, bland, dry, barren, flat, stodgy
- Example sentences
- It was really a rather lazily researched and unimaginatively produced explanation for the demise of the pub as England's unique offering to the world of entertainment.
- Avoid room service - the burgers we ordered around midnight were badly cooked and unimaginatively (though speedily) served.
- Most of the major house builders now recognise that it is not sufficient to produce an unimaginatively designed house that lacks size or character.
- Example sentences
- In fact, the whole album smacks of unimaginativeness.
- Adulthood is being equated with unimaginativeness, as if childhood is the only realm of the imagination.
- The second fault I want to plead guilty to is carelessness in my statement of your view, and unimaginativeness in applying it.
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