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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First Known Use of unfashionable

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unfashionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfashionable. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unfashionable

: not currently popular or stylish : not fashionable

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