lackluster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lackluster lacking luster or shine "staring with lackluster eyes","lusterless hair"
    • adj lackluster lacking brilliance or vitality "a dull lackluster life","a lusterless performance"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lackluster A lack of luster.
    • Lackluster Lacking spirit, liveliness, or enthusiasm; dull.
    • Lackluster Mediocre; as, a lackluster performance.
    • Lackluster Wanting luster or brightness. "Lackluster eye."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lackluster Wanting luster or brightness; dull; languid; said of the eyes.
    • n lackluster A want of luster, or that which lacks brightness.
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Quotations

  • Edwin Moses
    Edwin Moses
    “Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training. You can't be lackluster in training and concentrate in a meet.”

Usage

In literature:

Giry looked into the envelope with a lackluster eye, which soon recovered its brilliancy.
"The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux
He was leaning against a tree, idly, staring straight ahead with queer, lackluster eyes.
"One Basket" by Edna Ferber
The widow heard all this with a lackluster mind.
"Christie Johnstone" by Charles Reade
Antonyms: dull, lackluster, obscure, dim, opaque, murky, nebulous, dingy, tarnished, sullied.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Her son regarded her with lackluster eyes when she returned.
"The Broken Gate" by Emerson Hough
Beginning, I take it, with the lackluster segments of our high-tech sector?
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
She surveyed it with lackluster eyes.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
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In news:

INTERVIEWS Blondie Cover 'Rock On,' Share Two Lackluster New Tracks.
CSC's profit drops amid lackluster market demand.
), the nation's only integrated steel maker, yesterday said its third-quarter pretax profit dropped 29.14 percent from the previous quarter because of lower sales amid lackluster market demand.
'SNL' mocks Obama's lackluster debate appearance.
President Obama to task last night for his lackluster appearance in Wednesday night's debate.
"SNL," which typically veers left in its politics, had no problem taking President Obama to task last night for his lackluster appearance in Wednesday night's debate.
Romney gets best of lackluster Obama in first debate.
Obama back on the attack after lackluster debate.
Crowd Welcomes Obama After Lackluster Debate.
Was Obama's Lackluster Debate Deliberate.
Because of lackluster ticket sales, Pushmataha Music Festival, Oct 12-14 has been canceled.
Pushmataha Music Festival canceled due to lackluster ticket sales.
Green Day begins new pop-punk trilogy with ( lackluster ) "UNO.".
SPRINGFIELD — Missouri's walnut crop this year is expected to be lackluster .
' Lackluster ' Mitt Romney Allows Ryan to Play Tim Tebow Role.
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In science:

Finally, RAND suffers from an overall lackluster performance.
A Comparative Study of Some Pseudorandom Number Generators
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