unexceptional
adjective Date: 1806 not out of the ordinary ; commonplace

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  • unexceptional — index average (standard), fair (satisfactory), familiar (customary), nondescript, normal ( …   Law dictionary

  • unexceptional — [adj] ordinary average, characterless, common, commonplace, conventional, dull, everyday, fair, garden variety*, insignificant, mediocre, modest, no great shakes*, normal, nothing special, nothing to write home about*, pedestrian, plain, prosaic …   New thesaurus

  • unexceptional — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not out of the ordinary; usual. DERIVATIVES unexceptionally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unexceptional — [un΄ek sep′shə nəl] adj. 1. not exceptional; not uncommon or unusual; ordinary 2. not admitting of any exception 3. var. of UNEXCEPTIONABLE: regarded by some as a loose usage unexceptionally adv …   English World dictionary

  • unexceptional — [[t]ʌ̱nɪkse̱pʃən(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as unexceptional, you mean that it is ordinary, not very interesting, and often disappointing. Since then, Michael has lived an unexceptional life. ...a pretty unexceptional bunch of… …   English dictionary

  • unexceptional — unexceptionable, unexceptional These two words correspond to the meanings of the positive forms exceptionable and exceptional. Unexceptionable means ‘with which no fault can be found, entirely satisfactory’ (The idea is unexceptionable, indeed… …   Modern English usage

  • unexceptional — See unexceptional, unexceptionable …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • unexceptional — un|ex|cep|tion|al [ ,ʌnık sepʃənl ] adjective not unusual, exciting, or especially good: The hotel was comfortable but unexceptional …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unexceptional — adjective an adequate but unexceptional hotel Syn: ordinary, average, typical, everyday, mediocre, run of the mill, middle of the road, indifferent; informal OK, blah, so so, ‘comme ci, comme ça, ’ nothing special, no great shakes, fair to… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • unexceptional — UK [ˌʌnɪkˈsepʃ(ə)nəl] / US [ˌʌnɪkˈsepʃən(ə)l] adjective not unusual, exciting, or especially good The hotel was comfortable but unexceptional …   English dictionary

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