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Synonyms for uninventive

deficient in originality or creativity

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Often times they might say they are interested in the latest and greatest - but in fact they may only be interested in cheap, low barrier acquisitions or too slow and uninventive to recognise the next big thing.
He has a brilliant idea to "sell" democracy as a path to happiness, "alegria"--and he watches the pro-Pinochet spots designed by his uninventive competitors featuring "commie" tanks smashing lamps, microwaves, and other material possessions, with a smile of triumph on his face.
Animals are not less than 'us' (uninventive, subpersonal, automated, and generally impoverished in every important faculty compared to the human)--they are us '-plus', still in possession of all that we have lost through millennia of self-imposed exile.
Writing over fifty years later about the difference between himself and his brother, William commented, "His mind was inventive, mine uninventive." (4) Precisely because he was less imaginative, he was more inclined to attempt deliberate experiments in writing poetry according to the principles of Pre-Raphaelitistn as articulated in his and Stephens's early essays.
To many readers, Lambert's list at first glance will seem uninventive, if not obvious, such as, "Elon has kept its focus on students and their learning." However, Lambert and Keller delineate how something as obvious as student-focused learning can be elusive at many institutions and how this was given new meaning at Elon through a bottom-to-top approach to student-focused learning--a systemic approach that underlay all university initiatives.
If anything, this seems entirely routine and uninventive.
Sam Carroll, Walton performance against Manchester United was much better than the lackluster, uninventive and abject showing in Russia against a surprisingly able Krasnodar side, but victory eluded us in both and this is an inescapable question about our start to the season: why can't we win?
"A Certain Tendency of French Cinema" has very little to do with opposing uninventive screenwriters to inventive directors using their camera to express their vision through visual style.
But in Jane Austen's last novel these invigorating disparities have disappeared, and the contrast between hero and heroine has taken on all the dull, uninventive tones of convention: Captain Wentworth is strong, Anne is weak, he is defiant, she is dependent, he is tough, and she is tender.
(13) His poems, though by a long way more entertaining than those of Mary Grant, are not such as to earn him any place in the pantheon of Scotland's poets: the rhyming and scansion are workmanlike but uninventive and the humour decidedly unsophisticated.
Thus, if different activities are developed in parallel to traditional psychological consultation, notably for the inclusion of preventive actions, then said activities remain focused on students and play some rather uninventive models.
Welton's uninventive writing is his conformity to the notion that, when faced with strife, atheists turn to a higher power.
After an impressive start to the match the team again looked slow and uninventive. Collins looked isolated and through no fault of his own fell out the game as Alex Harris and Liam Craig struggled to get close to him.
Too tall, uninventive. Architecture should serve a city's beauty, draw the eye to glory, incite homesickness when miniaturized in a snow globe.
This has led to the release of countless uninventive and poorly developed films.