[ US /ənɪˈmæˌdʒɪnətɪv/ ]
[ UK /ˌʌnɪmˈæd‍ʒɪnətˌɪv/ ]
  1. deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
    unimaginative development of a musical theme
    a sterile ideology lacking in originality
    uninspired writing
  2. dealing only with concrete facts
  3. lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
    stereotyped phrases of condolence
    even his profanity was unimaginative
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How To Use unimaginative In A Sentence

  • Plunged in darkness again, the man, whom Rose had called unimaginative, suffered all the untold agony of soul which had been hers during the moment in which she had been forced to make up her mind and carry out the act, only his anguish was the more intense, for hers was the quick action and his the forced inaction of a man bound to a stake, within full sight of a tragedy being enacted upon a loved one. 'Smiles' A Rose of the Cumberlands
  • The accountant was described as being personally dull, boring and unimaginative.
  • My sister, indolent and unimaginative as she was, had visions of endless touch-typing speed trials supervised by austere women under flickering striplights.
  • He is an unimaginative individual who does everything by the book.
  • The second fault I want to plead guilty to is carelessness in my statement of your view, and unimaginativeness in applying it.
  • Most are created by winemakers taught the same unimaginative standards of flavor, quality, and technique at enology schools the world over.
  • And they claim an unimaginative and logorrheic egomaniac to have been the voice of the voiceless. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her sentence is nonetheless unduly harsh and rather stupidly unimaginative, as well as completely out of kilter with community expectations.
  • Like alchemy, poetic art refines the base matter that the unimaginative overlook.
  • Despite our awareness of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, we can still be surprisingly unimaginative when it comes to fruit and veg.
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