lacklustre lack‧lus‧tre [ˈlækˌlʌstə ǁ -ər] , lackluster adjective FINANCE1. 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 trading and prices moved mostly in a narrow range.2. if a company's or an economy's performance is lacklustre, it is poor, with no increase in profits or with low economic growth:
• The economy remains lacklustre, with production and employment in the manufacturing sector either steady or declining.
* * *lacklustre UK US UK (US lackluster) /ˈlækˌlʌstər/ adjective► not very good or exciting, or not showing a lot of activity or effort: »
After a period of lacklustre performance, the company has finally announced some very positive results.»
The Australian share market closed down slightly after a day of lacklustre trading.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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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 — [[t]læ̱klʌstə(r)[/t]] ADJ GRADED 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… … English 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