unilluminating


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unilluminating

(ˌʌnɪˈluːmɪneɪtɪŋ)
adj
not serving to instruct or give insights
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Adj.1.unilluminating - failing to inform or clarify; "an unenlightening comment"
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Ours has become a society where some of our reputedly best journalists and commentators encourage the notion of a fixed self and persist in unilluminating 'either/ or' interrogation.
Indeed, all things considered, Hesse's statements about the novel are rather unilluminating.
A narrow textual approach, relying on the ordinary and natural meaning of 'liability', is unilluminating since liability is the consequence of a legal determination; it does not reflect the nature of, or steps in, the determination process itself.
Ultimately, these sorts of invocations of luck are unilluminating because they are inherently symmetric: if one can say that someone is unlucky that the public needs to destroy or confiscate that person's property, then one could equally well say that the public is unlucky that circumstances will force it to destroy or confiscate property for which it must pay compensation.
Halton in 2012 provides another example of unilluminating budgeting.
Maraniss wrangles a coherent and important narrative out of several truckloads of material (although as the New York Times Book Review critic points out, "This accretion of unilluminating details adds a degree of verisimilitude, certainly, but it leaves out analysis--the why") by focusing his efforts on a pivotal period in the early 1960s.
72) Little is known about why Congress included religion in Title VII, as the legislative history is brief and unilluminating.
But nowhere else in the text is there any suggestion that what he's doing can be considered authentically artistic: he creates nothing (certainly nothing of value) there's no indication that the spectacle of fasting is authentically artistic in any way, and there's no progression from less to more "perfect"; the comment is therefore, in my view, unfounded and unilluminating.
Comparisons with note-taking, letter-writing, amateur radio, citizens'--band radio, and all the other communicative acts prove to be singularly unilluminating.
The explanations that accompanied the regulations overflowed with unilluminating boilerplate and it was difficult to understand why regulators chose a particular standard rather than one that was stricter or less strict.
The stewards did look into the farcical start, but their findings were unilluminating in the extreme.
The result is this enjoyable but unilluminating fan's postcard.