What does uninteresting mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uninteresting(adj)

    arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement

    "a very uninteresting account of her trip"

  2. uninteresting(adj)

    characteristic or suggestive of an institution especially in being uniform or dull or unimaginative

    "institutional food"


  1. uninteresting(Adjective)

    Arousing little or no interest; boring or uneventful.

  2. Origin: From un- + interesting.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. uninteresting

    1. Said of a problem that, although nontrivial, can be solved simply by throwing sufficient resources at it. 2. Also said of problems for which a solution would neither advance the state of the art nor be fun to design and code.Hackers regard uninteresting problems as intolerable wastes of time, to be solved (if at all) by lesser mortals. Real hackers (see toolsmith) generalize uninteresting problems enough to make them interesting and solve them — thus solving the original problem as a special case (and, it must be admitted, occasionally turning a molehill into a mountain, or a mountain into a tectonic plate). See WOMBAT, SMOP; compare toy problem, oppose interesting.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uninteresting in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uninteresting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marlene Dietrich:

    Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.

  2. G. K. Chesterton:

    There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

  3. G. K. Chesterton, Heretics (1905):

    There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

  4. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.

  5. Oscar Wilde:

    Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.

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