Thursday, May 14, 2009

I looked up the meaning of uninspired today; and this is what I found:

Lacking liveliness, charm, or surprise:
arid, aseptic, colorless, drab, dry, dull, earthbound, flat, flavorless, lackluster, lifeless, lusterless, matter-of-fact, pedestrian, prosaic, spiritless, sterile, stodgy, unimaginative

Lacking originality: sterile, uncreative, unimaginative, uninventive, unoriginal.

The adjective has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: having no intellectual or emotional or spiritual excitement
Meaning #2: deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention:i"a sterile ideology lacking in originality"

Hmmm, I resemble this description much of the time at work! Most of the adjectives were exactly what I was expecting, but pedestrian? Since when is that uninspired? I love the dictionary!


  1. It is a little strange that pedestrian has that meaning. I guess the boring people walk?

  2. I love the use of pedestrian in this context. I always feel super cool and condescending when I use it that way.