un·​com·​mer·​cial | \ ˌən-kə-ˈmər-shəl How to pronounce uncommercial (audio) \

Definition of uncommercial

1 : not engaged in or related to commerce
2 : not based on commercial principles
3 : not likely to result in financial success an uncommercial book

Examples of uncommercial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conundrums and outrages of the sort that fuss Mr. Story are at the heart of events, however uncommercial, like New York Fashion Week: Men’s, and of what remains of fashion creativity in this town. New York Times, "Men’s Wear Flies Its Freak Flag," 5 Feb. 2020 But for a product so widely distributed, traditionally made panettoni are shockingly uncommercial, filled with expensive ingredients and time-consuming to make. Saveur, "This Italian Town Always Smells Like Panettone," 16 Dec. 2019 Though not necessarily natural allies, both Florida’s Dead Prez and Michigan’s Slum Village hit their creative strides around the turn of the millennium performing decidedly uncommercial hip-hop. New York Times, "14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 Such doggedly uncommercial nerve backed by such a big studio. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Filmworker': A life lived in thrall to Stanley Kubrick," 31 May 2018 This relatively uncommercial platform for messaging and other digital interactions gives the group immense opportunities for the development of organizational structures. Aliaksandr Herasimenka, Washington Post, "What’s behind Alexei Navalny’s digital challenge to Vladimir Putin’s regime? Five things to know.," 23 Feb. 2018 Despite creating highly personal, rather uncommercial music that embraces a dark aesthetic, Chelsea Wolfe has received some high profile recognition lately. Bryan Reesman, Billboard, "Chelsea Wolfe on New Album 'Hiss Spun' & Tearing a Hole Through Perfection," 20 Sep. 2017 All showed genderless, experimental collections that provided a refreshingly uncommercial antidote to fashion week. Malina Joseph Gilchrist And Isabel Wilkinson, New York Times, "The Top 10 Moments From New York Fashion Week," 19 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of uncommercial

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uncommercial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncommercial. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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