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Word: lackluster

Definition: lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull

Sentences Containing 'lackluster'

"After some visually pleasing but generally lackluster videos, she has finally come out with something to write home about.
"Bayern's" lackluster performance in the cup match was heavily criticised in the newspapers the following day, especially in the face of coach Gyula Lóránt having demanded 20 goals to be scored against the amateurs.
A 1990 issue of "Comics Scene magazine" reported that a theatrical feature film based on the series was planned for a 1991 release, however the film never saw the light of day, possibly due to the lackluster performance of "".
A lackluster crowd of only 18,500 attended the second edition of "The Winston", with only twenty-three cars racing in the two races combined.
After the lackluster reception of the episode, many critics erroneously predicted that "Hot Girl" would also serve as the "de facto" series finale.
As a result of the lackluster ratings for encores of the summer drama "Hidden Palms", repeats of "Reba" returned to the CW's schedule in June 2007 after being absent for three months, and they immediately became the most-watched program of the night.
Brown wrote that all the performances "felt a little lackluster ... though none stood out as being particularly awful", while Hankinson maintained that the "songs were universally great".
Critical. Media response to "Whammy!" was mixed, but generally positive; most critics agreed that while the album was generally weaker in songwriting structure than The B-52's' first two albums "The B-52's" and "Wild Planet", it was an overall improvement over their previous album "Mesopotamia", which received poor reviews from critics, being described as a "botched collaboration", and "lackluster".
Criticisms included mediocre graphics, poorly translated dialog, linear gameplay and a lackluster game opening.
Despite a lackluster day, the Titans and Young would come away with the victory 20–13.
Despite relatively lackluster performance (Jane's describes it as having "an indifferent charge to weight ratio", "unsophisticated aerodynamic shape", "erratic fragmentation") compared to more modern high explosive rounds, it continues to be used by many countries, in particular in training exercises because of its low cost, high availability and smaller danger area than more modern designs.
Even though the second season wasn't as successful, with the show being canceled early amid lawsuits, internal fights and lackluster ratings against a successful second season of "Casi Ángeles", the second season soundtrack was still the best-selling album in Argentina in 2009 and the live DVD was also the best-selling DVD of that year.
Fiorina proposed the acquisition of the technology services arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers for almost $14 billion but withdrew the bid after a lackluster reception from Wall Street.
He defeated Nampon PKMuaythai via unanimous decision in the lackluster main event of "Lion Fight 11" in Las Vegas on September 20, 2013.
In May 1992 Soda embarked on a tour of Spain with shows in Madrid, Oviedo, Sevilla, Valencia, and Barcelona.The lackluster results of the Spanish tour, compared to the fervor they were accustomed to in Latin America, left a sour taste in their mouths.
It seems ironic that BMX was invented in the United States in light of the lackluster attitude of the public at large toward cycling.
Likewise, the most-criticized aspects of all versions was the clunky camera control, the lackluster AI, and the annoying method of having to return to the start of the level to switch characters.
Prior to hiring Dye, the Nebraska football program had an all-time winning percentage of less than 62%, and had a lackluster two decades; Dye hired Bob Devaney from Wyoming following the 1961 season as head coach and since their arrival in 1962 (ending 2005), the Husker football winning percentage is just over 81%, which is by far the highest winning percentage in that period in the nation.
Reviews of the 2012 Civic have been generally lackluster, with many reviewers citing the car's cheap interior materials, along with worsened driving dynamics and insubstantial exterior styling changes from the previous generation, as drawbacks.
Sworn in on January 18, 1955, one day after turning 37, he was the second youngest person ever to be elected to the post. During his administration, Leader initiated programs to deal with Pennsylvania's lackluster economy and its substantial budget deficit.
The box office response to the film was "lackluster", but the critical response was somewhat better.
The GLI has continued to experience difficulties and lackluster performance under a succession of new owners and new executives – while continuing to reduce its level of service – by hauling fewer passengers aboard fewer coaches on fewer trips along fewer routes with fewer stops in fewer communities in fewer states – and by doing so on fewer days – that is, increasingly operating some trips less often than every day (fewer than seven days per week) – and by using fewer through-coaches, thereby requiring passengers to make more transfers (from one coach to another).
The spectator attendance, which was the key, were lackluster.
The unimpressive and lackluster results on election night has called into question the level of separatist support in Quebec.

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