uncontemporary

adjective
un·​con·​tem·​po·​rary | \ ˌən-kən-ˈtem-pə-ˌrer-ē How to pronounce uncontemporary (audio) , -ˌre-rē \

Definition of uncontemporary

: not marked by characteristics of the present period : not contemporary The other artist who doesn't dominate her images is Miriam Schwedt, whose nature photos look strange because they're so uncontemporary. The artist uses ancient (that is, 19th-century) photographic media to make one-of-a-kind pictures.— Mark Jenkins

First Known Use of uncontemporary

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontemporary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontemporary. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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