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Unexciting   /ənɪksˈaɪtɪŋ/   Listen
Unexciting

adjective
1.
Not stimulating.  Synonym: unstimulating.
2.
Not exciting.  "Lived an unexciting life"






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"Unexciting" Quotes from Famous Books



... the country witnessed many plans, "pronunciamientos" and revolutions, which could not escape the vigilant mind of Madame Calderon, who often refers to them with a spice of delicate satire and irony which is not unkindly. After the long period of peaceful if unexciting viceregal rule, the government of the new republic had become the prey of political groups, headed by men who coveted the presidency chiefly impelled by a "vaulting ambition" which, in most cases "overleapt itself." Madame Calderon drew faithful portraits ...
— Life in Mexico • Frances Calderon de la Barca

... her life was neither very pleasant nor very satisfactory to herself or to any one else. She had never intended to end her days at Sutton Vicarage; it had only been an intermediate condition of things. She had no vocation for visiting the poor, or for filling that useful but unexciting family office of maiden aunt; and, moreover, she felt that, with all their kindness to her, her brother-in-law and his wife ought not to be burdened with her support for longer than was necessary. As to turning governess, ...
— Vera Nevill - Poor Wisdom's Chance • Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron

... the cheque you sent for what I did on the Manderson case,' Trent wrote to Sir James Molloy from Munich, whither he had gone immediately after handing in at the Record office a brief dispatch bringing his work on the case to an unexciting close. 'What I sent you wasn't worth one-tenth of the amount; but I should have no scruple about pocketing it if I hadn't taken a fancy—never mind why—not to touch any money at all for this business. I should like you, if there is no objection, to pay for the ...
— Trent's Last Case - The Woman in Black • E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley

... in song; and here we have to add, that the various rates of such changes, appropriate to the different styles of music, are further traits having the same derivation. The slowest movements, largo and adagio, are used where such depressing emotions as grief, or such unexciting emotions as reverence, are to be portrayed; while the more rapid movements, andante, allegro, presto, represent successively increasing degrees of mental vivacity; and do this because they imply that muscular activity which flows ...
— Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects - Everyman's Library • Herbert Spencer

... prostrated by one of her ill turns, and is still very feeble. The only way in which she can be diverted is by reading to her, and I have done little else these two months but hold her in my arms, singing little songs and hymns, telling stories and reading what few books I can find that are unexciting, simple, yet entertaining. My precious little darling! She bears the yoke in her youth without a frown, but it is agonizing to see her suffer so. How much easier it would be to bear all her physical ...
— Stepping Heavenward • Mrs. E. Prentiss

... hot coffee and other stimulants did not affect my appetite, nor the enjoyment of the morning and evening repasts, cold and untempting as they were. The vigorous day's row in the open air, the sweet slumbers that followed it at night in a well-ventilated apartment, a simple, unexciting life, the mental rest from vexatious business cares, all proved superior to any tonic a physician could prescribe, and I became more rugged as I grew accustomed to the duties of an oarsman, and gained ...
— Four Months in a Sneak-Box • Nathaniel H. Bishop

... unexciting business again, after many months of glorious absence, and seated once more at his abhorred yellow-oak desk, young Shotwell discovered it was anything except agreeable for him to gather up the ravelled thrums of civilian life after the thrilling taste ...
— The Crimson Tide • Robert W. Chambers



Words linked to "Unexciting" :   unglamorous, flat, unprovocative, prosaic, uninspired, unmoving, inflammation, commonplace, fervour, uninteresting, bland, tame, humdrum, juiceless, excitation, dry, fervor, vapid, excitement, unprovoking, exciting, stimulating, unglamourous



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