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

Examples of unfashionable in a Sentence

an old and unfashionable jacket that someone had donated to charity

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Owning Smirnoff in the unfashionable vodka category is still an issue for Diageo, but the sale of other underperforming brands will still improve its prospects in what is by far its largest market. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Liquor Deal Will Give Diageo a Slight Hangover," 12 Nov. 2018 They were mostly offered only by feminism, and in the 1980s, mainstream culture considered feminism shrill and unfashionable. Constance Grady, Vox, "The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles," 27 Sep. 2018 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 1961 Perhaps his most underrated building, because of its critically unfashionable modern classical façade of (ahem, beautiful) Texas shellstone. Mark Lamster, Curbed, "Arbiter of taste, enfant terrible: The best and worst of Philip Johnson," 6 Nov. 2018 Emergency brain surgery followed, along with an unfashionable titanium plate and a mandatory week in bed. Jesse Kornbluth, ELLE Decor, "Carolyne Roehm Is the O.G. Lifestyle Maven and Her New Book Shows Why She Still Inspires," 18 Oct. 2018 And details — plus facts — are unfashionable these days. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "It’s okay to hate Trump staffers, but let them eat their cake (and cheese plate)," 25 June 2018 At a time when liberalism is besieged by populisms of both the right and the left, these portions of Meacham’s book offer a strong if unfashionable reminder of all that progressive American government has achieved. Sean Wilentz, New York Times, "A Battle for the ‘Soul of America’? It’s as Old as America, One Historian Notes," 21 May 2018 Rather than trying to hide influences that other punks might think are unfashionable, Ness openly embraces the music that shaped his sound. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "Social Distortion headlines the Middle of the Map Fest June 30 at Crossroads KC.," 13 June 2018 Nothing is so unfashionable right now as worrying about debt. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Obama’s Legacy Has Already Been Destroyed," 18 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of unfashionable

: not currently popular or stylish : not fashionable

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