un·​styl·​ish | \ ˌən-ˈstī-lish How to pronounce unstylish (audio) \

Definition of unstylish

: lacking style : not stylish or fashionable unstylish clothes an unstylish person

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unstylishly adverb

Examples of unstylish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But apart from that, mask aversion may center on the fact that masks can look unstylish or be uncomfortable depending on the shape of one’s face. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, 10 July 2020 The series, which starred America Ferrera as an ambitious, but unstylish, writer working at a fashion magazine, ran for four seasons. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, 8 Jan. 2020 Many wear running shoes, but some are barefoot, and almost all have slumped posture and unstylish haircuts. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, 20 Nov. 2015 In his lifetime, Wojnarowicz became a star, though an unconventional one, unsmooth, unpredictable, unstylish even, with his clotted paint, uncouth symbols, and jabbing ideas and words. New York Times, 12 July 2018 When her new help arrives, Marlo’s unstylish house is messy and crowded. Jen Gann, The Cut, 8 May 2018 Thoreau – who lived in a hut, claimed a handful of belongings, wore unstylish clothes and a bad haircut, had no obvious chance at romance, and spent the day hoeing beans and looking at trees – Danny Heitman, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 July 2017 Just outside the crumbling 14th-century town wall is a deeply unstylish ice cream shop that serves scoops of tangy raspberry gelato, perfect for after-dinner walks. Alice Newell-hanson, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of unstylish

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unstylish was in 1863

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“Unstylish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstylish. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unstylish

: not stylish or fashionable

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