1. lacking in enterprise; not bold or venturesome
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How To Use unenterprising In A Sentence

  • He perceived that the Liberal ministry had offended certain influential sections by appearing too demiss or too unenterprising in foreign affairs. Archaism.
  • In this context it is unsurprising that imaginative representations of the threat to capital in the form of visions of digital pirates or of an unenterprising colossus, flesh out the picture.
  • But he quit the party after it lost the election last year, citing its all-round unenterprising attitude. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the right, perhaps, would be a shop all open to the road, where, cross-legged upon a kind of daïs, the merchant sat among his piled wares, unenterprising and unsolicitous, serenely confident in the balance-sheet of fate. Apologia Diffidentis
  • He launched repeated and brutally unenterprising attacks across the stone bridge which bears his name.
  • The contract made an overtrick, which must have pleased North, since she was apparently "a somewhat unenterprising partner fond of insisting on her own suits". They don't make 'em like that any more
  • Unsure whom to trust and afraid of getting things wrong or being accused of bias, unenterprising journalists go for "balance," even if one side is the entire scientific community and the other side is a bunch of lobbyists. Charles Alexander: Exposed: Global Warming Deniers
  • Anglos considered Mexicans an innately lazy and unenterprising people who had failed to exploit the rich natural resources of the Southwest.
  • For Cather, visiting Mesa Verde is about recovering a period of time when people such as the cliff dwellers were ‘absolutely unenterprising in the modern American sense’.
  • He had done nothing in his grubby and unenterprising life but walk in his father's shadow, and it was soon to be made clear that this trend was not about to change.
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