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 But most of the time, garage sale records are the unwanted discards, uncool selections cleared out from beneath the parents’ console stereo. Paul Eisenberg, chicagotribune.com, 23 May 2021 As the boy’s terminally uncool mother, McDormand’s Elaine is strong-willed and loving to a fault. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 23 Apr. 2021 Sam's Captain America outfit looked so so uncool, but ridiculousness isn't always a bad thing. Darren Franich, EW.com, 23 Apr. 2021 And Trump has helped make George W. Bush uncool with many of his supporters. James Barragán, Dallas News, 12 Apr. 2021 In an American imagination that has historically stereotyped Black people as alternately ignorant and emotional or sexualized and cool, the nerd — smart and cerebral, unsexy and decidedly uncool — creates cognitive dissonance. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2021 Looking down at your phone for navigation instructions when driving is unsafe, inconvenient, and definitely uncool. Outdoor Life, 26 Feb. 2021 Powered with incredible speed, Sonic races across the globe to stop uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik from achieving world domination. Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2021 Powered with incredible speed, Sonic races across the globe to stop uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik from achieving world domination. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of uncool

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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31 May 2021

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“Uncool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncool. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncool

: not popular or fashionable
: not respectable or acceptable

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