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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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.
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.
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.
I don't love magical realism generally--I hated Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude--and Rushdie's version struck me as particularly heavy-handed, jejune and, worst of all, unilluminating.
Her dutiful slog through the litany of gripes from right-wing commentators and media organizations is likewise unilluminating (they blame nefarious Hollywood liberals).
The results reveal that the Stopford and Wells Model is unilluminating for matrices mainly because high (3) foreign product diversification is not fitted by matrices.
The Senate Committee report failed even to mention section 5 in its summary of the bill's key provisions, and the House Report gave it only a cursory and unilluminating glance.
Rarely does this author break free from the standard tired and unilluminating terms of the post-structuralist cognoscenti.
The mathematical pyrotechnics in the top economics journals may be valuable in their own right, but in terms of understanding political economy as it unfolds when not confined to an institutional vacuum, they are often unilluminating.
Instances of unilluminating light scattered through the novel are symptomatic of the uncanny--which, we must remember is unclear--and the inadequacy of knowledge.