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 Zoomers, particularly those on TikTok, are really good at making previously lauded white men seem remarkably uncool. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 5 July 2022 Here's a painfully uncool trollsack, raised with delusions of grandeur, who doesn't notice he's getting puppeted by a charismatic tyrant. Darren Franich, EW.com, 22 June 2022 The Grier brothers would have rather been playing, but management was never uncool. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2022 Written by the decidedly not teenaged Mark Waid and featuring the kinetic pencils of Humberto Ramos, The Champions ran the risk of being horribly outdated and terminally uncool. Joe George, Men's Health, 14 June 2022 The plastics industry was, and is, the symbol for everything uncool: an inauthentic material, the boring bourgeois business of making and selling it, all with a whiff of environmental unfriendliness. Kyle Harper, WSJ, 6 May 2022 Automotive trends cycle in and out, and what's completely uncool now might fetch big bucks on Bring a Trailer next decade. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 30 May 2022 On the one hand, Washington is drawn to the glitter and glamour (and millions of Instagram followers) of the Hollywood famous and their ability to make the essentially uncool seem exciting. New York Times, 1 May 2022 Each episode focused on a different character, her struggles and victories, such as an absent father or feeling like the uncool kid in the club. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of uncool

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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30 Jul 2022

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“Uncool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncool. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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