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 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, "Prince Philip’s Death and the Last Embers of British Stoicism," 9 Apr. 2021 Crockett takes pride in working in unfashionable styles. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, "Charley Crockett’s Throwback Country Sound Isn’t in Fashion. That’s Fine With Him.," 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, "‘Our Friend’ Review: Third Person Singular," 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 great books that got lost in the noise of 2020," 10 Dec. 2020 Three of China’s four leading vaccine candidates use an unfashionable stalwart: the whole inactivated virus, an approach that dates back to the first successful flu vaccine in the 1930s. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "With global push for COVID-19 vaccines, China aims to win friends and cut deals," 25 Nov. 2020 And when older women did appear, they were cast in stereotypical fashion (stubborn, 33%; unattractive, 17%; grumpy, 32%; unfashionable, 18%). Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "Where are real portrayals of women over 50 on screen? New study highlights dearth of leading roles," 27 Oct. 2020 Inwood feels agreeably unfashionable — just a little bit off the wheel. Paige Darrah, New York Times, "How a Fix-It Guru Spends Her Sundays," 23 Oct. 2020 Purge your closet of items belonging to that unfashionable stranger. Erin Chack, The New Yorker, "How to Sell Your Clothes at the Local Cool-Girl Thrift Shop," 16 Oct. 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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2 May 2021

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“Unfashionable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfashionable. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unfashionable

: not currently popular or stylish : not fashionable

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