undomestic

adjective

un·​do·​mes·​tic ən-də-ˈme-stik How to pronounce undomestic (audio)
: not domestic: such as
a
: not devoted or inclined to home duties
It's hard to picture Hall as a house-husband, give his distinctly undomestic authorial persona. Mallay Charters
b
: not suggestive of home
a cold, undomestic place

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The fiery, cautionary shade, little seen within living rooms, is characteristic of his work as a whole, which often has an almost defiantly undomestic feel. New York Times, 7 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undomestic was in 1753

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Cite this Entry

“Undomestic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undomestic. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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