lackluster

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From lack +‎ luster.

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lackluster (comparative more lackluster, superlative most lackluster)

  1. Lacking brilliance or intelligence.
  2. Having no shine or lustre; dull.
  3. Not exceptional; not worthy of special merit, attention, or interest; having no vitality.
    The actor gave a lackluster performance in his latest film.
    • 2019 May 19, Alex McLevy, “The final Game Of Thrones brings a pensive but simple meditation about stories (newbies)”, in The A.V. Club[1]:
      It’s fascinating to see a show wrap up in a manner wherein many of the flaws so clearly occur offscreen rather than on; the plague of season eight hasn’t been lackluster episodes, for the most part (though “The Last Of The Starks” was a definite low point).

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Noun[edit]

lackluster (countable and uncountable, plural lacklusters)

  1. (uncountable) Lack of brightness or points of interest.
  2. (countable) A person or thing of no particular brilliance or intelligence.

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