unimaginative


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unimaginative

(ˌʌnɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv)
adj
lacking in imagination or imaginative thought; dull
ˌunimˈaginatively adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unimaginative - deficient in originality or creativityunimaginative - deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention; "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing"
uncreative - not creative; "an uncreative imagination"
2.unimaginative - dealing only with concrete factsunimaginative - dealing only with concrete facts  
practical - concerned with actual use or practice; "he is a very practical person"; "the idea had no practical application"; "a practical knowledge of Japanese"; "woodworking is a practical art"
3.unimaginative - lacking spontaneity or originality or individualityunimaginative - lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality; "stereotyped phrases of condolence"; "even his profanity was unimaginative"
conventional - unimaginative and conformist; "conventional bourgeois lives"; "conventional attitudes"

unimaginative

adjective
1. prosaic, dull, matter-of-fact, dry, ordinary, routine, predictable, tame, pedestrian, uninspired, unromantic, unoriginal, uncreative Her second husband was a steady, unimaginative corporate lawyer.

unimaginative

adjective
Translations

unimaginative

[ˈʌnɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv] ADJfalto de imaginación, poco imaginativo

unimaginative

[ˌʌnɪˈmædʒɪnətɪv] adj
[person] → sans imagination
[food, film, book, solution] → sans imagination

unimaginative

unimaginative

[ˌʌnɪˈmædʒ/ɛ7nətɪv] adjprivo/a di fantasia
References in classic literature ?
I met dozens of people, imaginative and unimaginative, cultivated and uncultivated, who had come from far countries and roamed through the Swiss Alps year after year--they could not explain why.
There is the man whom we all know, stupid, unimaginative, whose brain is bitten numbly by numb maggots; who walks generously with wide-spread, tentative legs, falls frequently in the gutter, and who sees, in the extremity of his ecstasy, blue mice and pink elephants.
Jealously surrounded by its own high walls, the cottage suggested, even to the most unimaginative persons, the idea of an asylum or a prison.
Why, to encounter such a whimsical fellow as myself in this unimaginative age was like meeting a fairy prince, or coming unexpectedly upon Don Quixote attacking the windmill.
There was a terrible cutting truth in Tom's words,--that hard rind of truth which is discerned by unimaginative, unsympathetic minds.
It seemed as if the hamadryad of the oak had sheltered herself from the unimaginative world within the heart of her native tree, and that it was only necessary to remove the strange shapelessness that had incrusted her, and reveal the grace and loveliness of a divinity.
Some of the other central characteristics of the age appear in a unique book, the voluminous 'Diary' which Samuel Pepys (pronounced Peps), a typical representative of the thrifty and unimaginative citizen class, kept in shorthand for ten years beginning in 1660.
The angel who is to alleviate our sufferings comes in such a questionable shape, that to the unimaginative she appears merely as an extremely self-confident young woman, wisely concerned first of all in securing her personal comfort, much given to complaints about her food and to helplessness where she should be helpful, possessing an extraordinary capacity for fancying herself slighted, or not regarded as the superior being she knows herself to be, morbidly anxious lest the servants should, by some mistake, treat her with offensive cordiality, pettish if the patient gives more trouble than she had expected, intensely injured and disagreeable if he is made so courageous by his wretchedness as to wake her during the night-- an act of desperation of which I was guilty once, and once only.
I can imagine de Barral accustomed for years to defer to her wishes and, either through arrogance, or shyness, or simply because of his unimaginative stupidity, remaining outside the social pale, knowing no one but some card-playing cronies; I can picture him to myself terrified at the prospect of having the care of a marriageable girl thrust on his hands, forcing on him a complete change of habits and the necessity of another kind of existence which he would not even have known how to begin.
He has no technical knowledge, and is by nature unimaginative. But Monsieur Lawrence--no!
The suspended interest of the situation in which we were now placed was slowly asserting its influence even on HIS unimaginative mind.
The antique volume which I had taken up was the "Mad Trist" of Sir Launcelot Canning; but I had called it a favourite of Usher's more in sad jest than in earnest; for, in truth, there is little in its uncouth and unimaginative prolixity which could have had interest for the lofty and spiritual ideality of my friend.