un·​fash·​ion·​able ˌən-ˈfa-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce unfashionable (audio)
: not in keeping with the current fashion
unfashionable clothes
: not favored socially
unfashionable neighborhoods
unfashionableness noun
unfashionably adverb

Examples of unfashionable in a Sentence

an old and unfashionable jacket that someone had donated to charity
Recent Examples on the Web To a growing number of youths, a wallet stuffed with cash and cards is as unfashionable as the millennial tuck, no-show socks and skinny jeans. Yiwen Lu, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 At bottom, Biden has oriented his Presidency around an unfashionable faith in compromise, experience, and relationships. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2024 But as fossil fuels became politically unfashionable, California's oil production fell to just 340,000 bpd last year. Alan Ohnsman, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 But as fossil fuels became politically unfashionable, California's oil production has steadily fallen, to just 340,000 bpd last year. Christopher Helman, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Here, King opens up about her addiction to icing, unfashionable loyalty to iPods, robust high-low wardrobe and more. Marshall Heyman / Photographs By Kacey Jeffers For The Wall Street Journal , WSJ, 29 Nov. 2023 And American consumers have long associated it with bologna and other unfashionable cold cuts like olive loaf and head cheese — mysterious meats of dubious appeal to modern tastes. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2023 The pair also argued over their records as governor in bringing in Chinese business, before that became unfashionable. WSJ, 9 Nov. 2023 After all, for a large chunk of its 249-year history, Birkenstock was synonymous with extremely unfashionable stereotypes. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfashionable was in 1648

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“Unfashionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfashionable. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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