un·​ar·​tis·​tic ˌən-är-ˈti-stik How to pronounce unartistic (audio)
: not artistic: such as
: not showing artistic taste or skill
a practical yet unartistic solution
: not inclined to create art
raised in an unartistic family

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Her duties — menial and unartistic yet highly necessary — involved cleaning dirt and dust from the finished cels, as the transparent celluloid sheets that went before the camera were known. Margalit Fox, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 In other words, on top of making movies in a genre that’s already culturally sidelined, Musk is bringing to it a process—the constant and considerate involvement of fans—that’s regarded by critics and many moviegoers as superficial and unartistic. Hallie Lieberman, Wired, 11 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unartistic was in 1854

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“Unartistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unartistic. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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