lackluster
adjective Date: 1600 lacking in sheen, brilliance, or vitality ; dull, mediocrelackluster noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lackluster — Lack lus ter, Lacklustre Lack lus tre a. 1. Wanting luster or brightness. Lackluster eye. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking spirit, liveliness, or enthusiasm; dull. [PJC] 3. Mediocre; as, a lackluster performance. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lackluster — [lak′lus΄tər] adj. 1. lacking brightness; dull [lackluster eyes] 2. lacking energy or vitality; boring, unimaginative, etc. [a lackluster performance] n. Rare absence of brightness; dullness: Also Chiefly Brit. lacklustre …   English World dictionary

  • Lackluster — Lack lus ter, Lacklustre Lack lus tre, n. A lack of luster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lackluster — index inexpressive, lifeless (dull) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lackluster — (adj.) also lack luster, c.1600, first attested in As You Like It, from LACK (Cf. lack) + LUSTER (Cf. luster). Combinations with lack were frequent in 16c., e.g. lackland (1590s), of a landless man; lack Latin (1530s), of an ignorant priest …   Etymology dictionary

  • lackluster — [adj] dull, lifeless blah*, blind, boring, colorless, dark, dead, dim, drab, draggy*, dry, flat*, ho hum*, laid back*, leaden, lusterless, matte, muted, nothing*, obscure, pabulum*, prosaic, sombre, unimaginative, uninspired, vanilla*, vapid,… …   New thesaurus

  • Lackluster — Infobox musical artist Name = Lackluster Background = non vocal instrumentalist Birth name = Esa Juhani Ruoho Alias = Lackluster, Esa Ruoho, XLLV, Can o Lard Born = 26.10.1978 Origin = Helsinki, Finland Instrument = Computer, Laptop, Synthesizer …   Wikipedia

  • lackluster — /lak lus teuhr/, adj. 1. lacking brilliance or radiance; dull: lackluster eyes. 2. lacking liveliness, vitality, spirit, or enthusiasm: a lackluster performance. n. 3. a lack of brilliance or vitality. Also, esp. Brit., lacklustre. [1590 1600;… …   Universalium

  • lackluster — lack•lus•ter [[t]ˈlækˌlʌs tər[/t]] adj. 1) lacking brilliance or radiance; dull: lackluster eyes[/ex] 2) lacking liveliness or vitality: a lackluster performance[/ex] 3) a lack of brilliance or vitality Also, esp. brit. lack′lus tre. Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • lackluster — adjective 1. lacking brilliance or vitality a dull lackluster life a lusterless performance • Syn: ↑lacklustre, ↑lusterless, ↑lustreless • Similar to: ↑dull 2. lacking …   Useful english dictionary

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