un-English

adjective
un-En·​glish | \ ˌən-ˈiŋ-glish How to pronounce un-English (audio) also -ˈiŋ-lish \

Definition of un-English

1 : not characteristically English
2 : not agreeing with standard or generally accepted usage of the English language

First Known Use of un-English

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Un-English.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/un-English. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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