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  • adjective Not energetic; without energy.

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  • adjective not inclined to be enterprising


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un- +‎ energetic


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  • It is a kind of unenergetic knowledge; an illumination, which shines mildly, but truly, clearly but faintly; and in hearts that cast many shadows upon themselves.

    Sermons. Volume Third. 1808-1892 1847

  • Opinions varied, but one prevailing sentiment seemed to be that the Caps' main issue is less with personnel and more with unenergetic play.

    Line change: Who should lead the attitude change? Washington Post sports editors 2011

  • Fair enough cover by Bryan Hitch, but it seems a bit towards the nice unenergetic side, for two covers in a row now.

    Judging (Marvel’s March) Books By Their Covers | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources 2008

  • The day that I got her she had just been de-wormed, so she was sick and lethargic and unenergetic.

    Puppy Love! 2008

  • Then Katrina and the emergence in the fall of an unenergetic, irritable, muted, unfocussed President, the man you see today.

    Nora Ephron: What's Eating George Bush? 2008

  • The overweight should be given time off to see dieticians, that'll make the tubby more energetic; those who like a tipple and arrive at work with the odd unproductive hangover, well they could be sent to alcohol concern workshops; and the naturally unenergetic could be sent to the gym or doped with uppers to give them a bit more fizz; and. . .

    Civil liberties 2007

  • Even the monthly Hadley CRUT3 plot is looking rather unenergetic in recent years, with a generally-sideways movement over the last 5 years.

    More Unthreaded « Climate Audit 2007

  • For all these reasons the father was very anxious that his son should follow out the course for which he had been intended; but that he, being unenergetic and having hitherto done little for his son, should dictate to a young man who had been energetic, and who had done much for himself, was out of the question.

    The Claverings 2005

  • As it was, even that most unenergetic of young men, Dolly Longstaff, was moved to profound admiration.

    The Duke's Children 2004

  • As a matter of course he would be there to hear the charge, but, almost equally as a matter of course, he would be languid, silent, cross, and unenergetic.

    Phineas Redux 2004


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