lackluster lackluster  /ˈlæ ˌklə stər/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking brilliance or vitality
  2. (adj) lacking luster or shine

Usage(s):

  1. The combination of extravagant spending and lackluster fund raising has left the operation in a dire situation.
  2. Chertoff spoke before a Senate hearing this week, facing his critics and explaining his agency's lackluster performance during Hurricane Katrina.
  3. Even with the boost from interest rates, the economy would remain a bit lackluster in 1986 if it were not for a lightning stroke of good fortune in the energy market.

News

  1. Love For Sale

    With the arrival of yet another lackluster season of The Bachelorette, it's natural to feel a touch of irritation. But before we blame the obligatory harness-required sports, or the...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: E! Online

  2. A Sparkling Quarter But Lackluster Outlook Could Tarnish Tiffany

    A Sparkling Quarter But Lackluster Outlook Could Tarnish Tiffany        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Stocks Continue To Turn In A Lackluster Performance - U.S. Commentary

    Stocks Continue To Turn In A Lackluster Performance - U.S. Commentary
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "First of all I haven't really heard any criticism of Fernando and I certainly don't share a view of his performances being lackluster," said Villa, who had already scored three goals for Spain in the quadrennial football tournament.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: David Villa Source: Xinhua

  2. "When you don't score runs and you leave a lot of people on, it looks lackluster but it wasn't," Piniella said. "These guys gave effort."
    on Oct 6, 2007 By: Lou Piniella Source: Forbes

  3. "If he goes to lackluster performances and there's nothing there, the name will only carry you so far," Rudd said. "His name will open the doors and I think he'll be OK, but he's not going to be any different than any other team in this...
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Ricky Rudd Source: USA Today

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