un·​fash·​ion·​able | \ˌən-ˈfa-sh(ə-)nə-bəl \

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 \ noun
unfashionably \ ˌən-​ˈfa-​sh(ə-​)nə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of unfashionable in a Sentence

an old and unfashionable jacket that someone had donated to charity

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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 During an awkward dinner at the conference, a writer named Linda tells Faye of her experience reading the now-unfashionable German writer Hermann Hesse. Dustin Illingworth, latimes.com, "Elusive leaps of grace and daring: Rachel Cusk's 'Kudos'," 31 May 2018 Ever since Pep Guardiola's rise at Barcelona in 2008 - players, fans and board members alike have become less and less accepting of the pragmatic manager, demonstrated in how unfashionable Jose Mourinho has become in recent years. SI.com, "Why Maurizio Sarri Is the Right Man to Replace Antionio Conte at Chelsea This Summer," 8 May 2018 The 1968 events first broke out on the Nanterre campus, in an unfashionable suburb west of Paris, before spreading to the Sorbonne in the Latin Quarter. The Economist, "Why French students are protesting again," 3 May 2018 Her service in the Legislature from the unfashionable West Side of the Valley of the Sun made her a juicy target for the sharpies in the hunt-and-peck section. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Donald from Washington, you're on the line," 26 Apr. 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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