What does lackluster mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lackluster, lacklustre, lusterless, lustreless(adj)

    lacking brilliance or vitality

    "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"

  2. lackluster, lacklustre, lusterless, lustreless(adj)

    lacking luster or shine

    "staring with lackluster eyes"; "lusterless hair"


  1. lackluster(Adjective)

    Lacking brilliance or intelligence

  2. lackluster(Adjective)

    Having no shine or lustre; dull

  3. lackluster(Adjective)

    Not exceptional; not worthy of special merit, attention, or interest; having no vitality

    The actor gave a lackluster performance in his latest film.

  4. Origin: From lack + luster

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lackluster(noun)

    alt. of Lacklustre


  1. Lackluster

    Lackluster is the main stage name of Esa Juhani Ruoho, who has also recorded as Esa Ruoho, Can'o'Lard, Kökö and the Köks and XLLV. Lackluster is formerly known as the chiptune musician, Distance, part of the demoscene groups Orange, Monotonik, Calodox, The Digital Artists, The Planet of Leather Moomins, FLO and Satori. Lackluster also ran a Bulletin Board System, Cloudcity, from 1992 to 2000 – utilizing HectoBBS, SuperBBS and PCBoard BBS Software. Ruoho has lived most of his life in Helsinki, Finland, but has also, since 2000, travelled to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada for six months in 2000–2001 and also spent time in Dublin, Ireland. For the past 23 years he has been lodging in Kontula, a district of Eastern Helsinki.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lackluster in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lackluster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Hensley:

    The January PMI data signal that the upturn in global manufacturing remained lackluster at the start of 2016.

  2. Holly Perkins:

    The fallout is strong carbohydrate cravings, lackluster results (if any results at all), quick burnout, and a drastically increased risk for injury.

  3. David Hensley:

    The August PMI surveys suggest that conditions in the global manufacturing sector remain relatively lackluster, with growth staying stubbornly below its long-run trend.

  4. Jim White:

    When you’re not eating carbohydrates, you’re often lackluster, you lack energy to be able to lift weights, you’re weak, and you’re jeopardizing your chances of building more muscle mass.

  5. Carly Fiorina on Thursday:

    The facts are clear: Women have been hit hardest by this recession and lackluster economic recovery. That's just a fact. Women are suffering more than men and by the way, African-Americans are suffering as well.

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