un·​cool | \ ˌən-ˈkül How to pronounce uncool (audio) \

Definition of uncool

1 : lacking in assurance, sophistication, or self-control
2 : failing to accord with the values or styles (as of dress or behavior) of a particular group : not accepted or admired as cool or proper driving an uncool car an uncool remark

Examples of uncool in a Sentence

Her parents' car is totally uncool. It's uncool to lie to your friends.

Recent Examples on the Web

Jeremy Glass is a writer living in the uncool part of Brooklyn. Jeremy Glass, National Geographic, "Coffee-brewing is an art in this historic Mexican city," 12 June 2019 The decidedly uncool footwear company’s shares produced a total return of 836% from 2012 to 2017. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Skechers Is So Uncool It’s Cool," 14 Aug. 2018 But Facebook itself, which was seen by some creators as old and uncool, has had a harder time attracting them. Kevin Roose, New York Times, "Facebook’s Other Critics: Its Viral Stars," 8 Apr. 2018 But deep within the distinctly uncool area that produced the Valley Girl stereotype, Foxygen multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rado slowly began to leave his mark on the overall sound of 2010s indie rock, one tape recording at a time. Steven Edelstone, Billboard, "How Foxygen's Jonathan Rado Became One of Indie Rock's Most In-Demand Producers," 19 June 2018 The shift to Bbcore bats has helped on the high school level, but the padded caps approved for use haven't gained much traction among players: Too bulky, too hot, too uncool. SI.com, "As Reds' Chapman Recovers, Dangers of Line Drives Hit Close to Home," 24 Mar. 2014 Lily killed her own Ivy League dreams and was put under house arrest by her totally uncool stepdad after an embarrassing episode of plagiarism. Colin Covert, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Thoroughbreds’ is a wickedly good noir gem," 8 Mar. 2018 Musings on pirate raves, double entrees, and when trying to be cool is very uncool. Derek Blasberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Dispatch from a Disney Cruise," 19 Jan. 2018 Luann de Lesseps is finding her cool after an uncool year! Dan Wakeford, PEOPLE.com, "Luann de Lesseps Declares 'Not Drinking Is Exhausting' & Jokes About Arrest During Cabaret Debut," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of uncool

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of uncool

: not popular or fashionable
: not respectable or acceptable

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