I don't completely understand its meaning in the sentence below.

Because of its lack of theaters, the city came, ironically, to be viewed as an unimpressed theater town, and that reputation led entrepreneurs to believe that it would be shrewd to build new theaters there.

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    Hmm, it looks like this is just a wrong answer to a GRE test: urch.com/forums/gre-sentence-completions/…
    – delete
    Sep 3, 2010 at 5:58
  • @Shinto Sherlock: Put that edit into an answer and I'll vote for it.
    – mmyers
    Sep 3, 2010 at 12:56
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    @mmyers: the question should be deleted anyway.
    – delete
    Sep 3, 2010 at 14:55
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    @Shinto Sherlock: I think you are right. The answer I got must be a typo which confused me. Thanks!
    – faceclean
    Sep 4, 2010 at 14:39
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    But think maybe we should leave this question because people who get the same copy of answers might also be confused and find the correct explanation here.
    – faceclean
    Sep 4, 2010 at 14:41

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From the context, I'd judge it to mean undeveloped or untapped (as in an untapped market).

No dictionary that I've found so far lists this sort of meaning, though.

  • it looks like this is just a wrong answer put into a multiple choice question.
    – delete
    Sep 3, 2010 at 5:59

In this context, I would take this to mean "not easily impressed, jaded." But it doesn't matter, because it's meant to be wrong.

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