If you describe something or someone as lacklustre, you mean that they are not exciting or energetic.

He has already been blamed for his party's lackluster performance during the election campaign.

(in AM, use lackluster)

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  • lacklustre — lack‧lus‧tre [ˈlækˌlʌstə ǁ ər] , lackluster adjective FINANCE 1. lacklustre activity on a financial market is a period of time when there is little buying and selling and prices do not change much: • Tokyo stocks ended mixed after lackluster… …   Financial and business terms

  • lacklustre — British English spelling of LACKLUSTER (Cf. lackluster) (q.v.); for spelling, see RE (Cf. re) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lacklustre — (US lackluster) ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking in vitality, force, or conviction. 2) not shining; dull …   English terms dictionary

  • lacklustre — lack|lus|tre BrE lackluster AmE [ˈlækˌlʌstə US ər] adj 1.) not exciting, impressive etc = ↑dull ▪ a lacklustre performance 2.) not shining = ↑dull ▪ lacklustre hair …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lacklustre — BrE lackluster AmE adjective not very exciting, impressive etc; dull: a lacklustre performance | lacklustre hair …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lacklustre — Lackluster Lack lus ter, Lacklustre Lack lus tre, n. A lack of luster. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lacklustre — Lackluster Lack lus ter, Lacklustre Lack lus tre a. 1. Wanting luster or brightness. Lackluster eye. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking spirit, liveliness, or enthusiasm; dull. [PJC] 3. Mediocre; as, a lackluster performance. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lacklustre — adj. Lacklustre/lackluster is used with these nouns: ↑display, ↑performance, ↑showing …   Collocations dictionary

  • lacklustre — UK [ˈlækˌlʌstə(r)] / US [ˈlækˌlʌstər] adjective not lively, exciting, or impressive The coach criticized his team s lacklustre performance …   English dictionary

  • lacklustre — chiefly British variant of lackluster …   New Collegiate Dictionary