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unexceptional

[uhn-ik-sep-shuh-nl] /ˌʌn ɪkˈsɛp ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
not exceptional; not unusual or extraordinary.
2.
admitting of no exception to the general rule.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; un-1 + exceptional
Related forms
unexceptionally, adverb
Can be confused
unexceptionable, unexceptional.
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Examples from the web for unexceptional
  • By comparison, pulled pork and beef brisket are unexceptional, the flavor pleasant but lacking definition.
  • So one might say that the idea of exceptionalism is thoroughly unexceptional, if you'll pardon the epigram.
  • And the acting, while unexceptional, is more than competent.
  • However, her success largely came from her ability to turn these unexceptional qualities into attributes.
  • Post-agricultural wet meadows may seem unexceptional on first inspection, but some are significant habitats for rare plants.
  • If the protective job is well done, its performance will be evident only in the unexceptional fact of its success.
British Dictionary definitions for unexceptional

unexceptional

/ˌʌnɪkˈsɛpʃənəl/
adjective
1.
usual, ordinary, or normal
2.
subject to or allowing no exceptions
3.
(not standard) another word for unexceptionable
Derived Forms
unexceptionally, adverb
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