un·​gen·​tri·​fied ˌən-ˈjen-trə-ˌfīd How to pronounce ungentrified (audio)
: not altered by gentrification : not gentrified
… a two-month-old shop on one of the last ungentrified stretches in SoHo …Lynn Yaeger

Examples of ungentrified in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet Detroit has a lot of such sales, in part because appraisals for houses in ungentrified areas of the city can still be too low to qualify for mortgages. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 27 Sep. 2022 What happened to the scrappy pop-ups that forced only those in the know to visit an ungentrified neighborhood and find a space sometimes without a visible address, or go to an up-and-coming area’s back alley for a drop, where the journey of finding the location was part of the experience. Sharon Edelson, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 It’s also not being by driven by brazen youths storming ungentrified territory to enact some mythological version of bohemia or the art market, which continues to maintain its pieds-à-terre in New York and Los Angeles. Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Dec. 2022 Sedgwick was raised during a pre-helicopter moment in parenting that turned many Manhattan kids (including rich ones like him) loose on a still ungentrified city. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, 27 July 2021 At the time, the neighborhood was largely ungentrified and had a bohemian vibe, all of which Mr. Larson aimed to capture. Charles Passy, WSJ, 27 Feb. 2021 In the early ’80s, Olde City was still an ungentrified neighborhood of warehouses and factories beginning to close shop and Colonial-era historic sites (spruced up for the recent Bicentennial). Elizabeth Isadora Gold, Longreads, 2 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ungentrified was in 1980

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“Ungentrified.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungentrified. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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