V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. lacking luster and shine; 2. lacking vitality, energy, or spirit

Synonyms: dull, drab, lifeless, stale, uninspired

Antonyms: colorful, interesting, lively, lustrous

Tips: The related noun luster means "a shiny quality." Lackluster describes something that lacks a shiny quality; it "lacks luster." It is also used to describe anything that lacks vitality, spirit, or interest.

Usage Examples:

The business went bankrupt due to lackluster sales. (lifeless)

Eating a poor diet can lead to a lackluster appearance. (drab)

I thought it was a lackluster presentation, as his delivery was very dull and uninspiring. (lifeless, dull)

Even though he was a man of great wealth, he lived an ordinary and lackluster life. (uninspired, dull)

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