uncool

adjective

un·​cool ˌən-ˈkül How to pronounce uncool (audio)
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 These phrases all paint a picture of someone who is uncool, modestly embarrassing, and blissfully unconcerned with others’ judgments. Saul Austerlitz, The Atlantic, 5 Mar. 2024 Perennially delighted and deeply uncool, Tascioni gabbles about the wonders of the city while her interlocutors roll their eyes at her lack of sophistication and taste. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 To look mechanical but not be mechanical is deeply uncool. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 14 July 2023 And that’s precisely what the estate of the virtuoso guitarist has done for the otherwise uncool duffel, adorning this durable tote with the red, white and black colors of Eddie’s trademark Stratocaster on the straps and the inside lining. Ron Hart, SPIN, 8 Dec. 2023 Rizz is just one of many new slang words that Generation Alpha kids use—making this Gen X mom feel very uncool. Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal, Parents, 5 Dec. 2023 There’s a certain kind of theater parody made by theater people, where the characters are either provincial rubes or name-dropping, Olivier-quoting grandees of their local scene, and theater is made out to be a kind of small-town cult for the flamboyantly uncool. Vulture Staff, Vulture, 20 Oct. 2023 The band became a punchline for everything mediocre and uncool. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 The absurd hat-phone, a particularly uncool version of the future, contained a secret tool known only to a small group of employees. Kashmir Hill, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncool was in 1948

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“Uncool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncool. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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