• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unenterprising lacking in enterprise; not bold or venturesome
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unenterprising Not enterprising; not adventurous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unenterprising un-en′tėr-prī-zing not enterprising.
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In literature:

After the first examination of their prison, Berenger had had no thought of escape; he was then still weak and unenterprising.
"The Chaplet of Pearls" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He was as respectable, as neatly-dressed, as mechanical, and as unenterprising.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
Was it selfish, dull, unenterprising to be so content?
"The Silent Isle" by Arthur Christopher Benson
He knew that Banks was unenterprising.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
It is an unenterprising little town.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
But the French Marshal cleverly withdrew his corps, leaving only enough men to impose on that unenterprising leader.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
He was advanced in years, and naturally unenterprising.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
How cruel it is to be so poor, and to be with such unenterprising people!
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Unenterprising, unlettered, they are at the same time hardy, thrifty and shrewd, honest and pious.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
We should have to encounter there only a weak, inactive, and unenterprising people.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon