un·​fash·​ion·​able | \ ˌən-ˈfa-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce unfashionable (audio) \

Definition of unfashionable

1 : not in keeping with the current fashion unfashionable clothes
2 : not favored socially unfashionable neighborhoods

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Other Words from unfashionable

unfashionableness \ ˌən-​ˈfa-​sh(ə-​)nə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce unfashionable (audio) \ noun
unfashionably \ ˌən-​ˈfa-​sh(ə-​)nə-​blē How to pronounce unfashionable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unfashionable in a Sentence

an old and unfashionable jacket that someone had donated to charity
Recent Examples on the Web She’s a very working-class, very unfashionable, very angry human being. Alex Barasch, The New Yorker, 5 June 2021 But like equally unfashionable BlackBerries and Cosmopolitans, skinny jeans have a determined grip on a segment of the population. Rory Satran, WSJ, 5 June 2021 Digital media executives scrambled last year to tell their boards about their new subscription products, but something strange happened: Their old, unfashionable advertising businesses exploded as consumers stayed home and shopped online. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2021 Quite simply, Croc shoes – while often unfashionable – are the epitome of comfort. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The stoical strain has become not merely unfashionable but easily mocked, or, worse still, suspected of being a cover for harsh psychological damage. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 9 Apr. 2021 Crockett takes pride in working in unfashionable styles. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 24 Mar. 2021 But artistry involves choices, and the abiding emphasis here is as unfashionable and open-hearted as the film’s title. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2021 There’s something unfashionable about admitting that novels offer lessons in how to live, but who cares? Hillary Kelly, Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unfashionable

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unfashionable was in 1648

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19 Jun 2021

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“Unfashionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfashionable. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unfashionable

: not currently popular or stylish : not fashionable

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