Definition of unpoetic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnpəʊˈɛtɪk/


Not having a style of expression characteristic of poetry: the modern version of the Bible is entirely unmemorable and unpoetic
More example sentences
  • With a sad shrug they then quickly munched down on a piece of lifeless unemotional unpoetic babycorn.
  • The freewheeling breadth that enables Murray to include it is one of his best qualities and serves as a welcome reminder that there is still poetry in vernaculars, and poetry too in things that we have come to consider unpoetic.
  • It hovers so close because like life, it's often unfair, unpoetic, plain contradictory, and retrospectively embarrassing - few of Darnielle's stories have chronicled passions so unadorned and believable.



Example sentences
  • In these unpoetical days, a wave of the Switch card does the job.
  • For the Australian situation presents a fairly clear-cut picture of some three distinct schools of poetry operating at a degree of intensity never before known in this remarkably uncultured and unpoetical country.
  • I am an actress, a mimicker, a sham creature - me… how I do loathe my most impotent and unpoetical craft!


Example sentences
  • Dr de Grey is a promoter of the Methuselah Mouse Prize, a competition to produce, by medical intervention, the oldest living mouse (the record holder to date, unpoetically named Mouse GHR-KO 11C, hung on for 1,819 days).
  • Rather unpoetically, ‘Plain Layne ‘creator Odin Soli is an average 35-year-old man who lives with his wife and two kids in Woodbury.’
  • The cornerstone mission for Prometheus is a spacecraft descriptively, if unpoetically, called Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter.

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