lackluster


lackluster
/lak"lus'teuhr/, adj.
1. lacking brilliance or radiance; dull: lackluster eyes.
2. lacking liveliness, vitality, spirit, or enthusiasm: a lackluster performance.
n.
3. a lack of brilliance or vitality.
Also, esp. Brit., lacklustre.
[1590-1600; LACK + LUSTER1]

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