un·​styl·​ish ˌən-ˈstī-lish How to pronounce unstylish (audio)
: lacking style : not stylish or fashionable
unstylish clothes
an unstylish person
unstylishly adverb

Examples of unstylish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The piece is an antique that wasn't fashionable for many decades, but many jewels once considered fussy or unstylish have now been embraced again. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 8 Dec. 2023 Slippery soles, cold toes, and unstylish footwear should be avoided at all costs. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 29 Dec. 2022 Hearing aids aren't cool: From Bluetooth capabilities to jewelry and charms, Dorn hopes to bust the myth that hearing aids are unstylish. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2022 The alternative of using a single mirror would require a thick lens—resulting in bulky, unstylish AR glasses. Ari Grobman, Forbes, 19 July 2022 Bug jackets or head nets are unstylish but effective, and splashing on some deet makes a difference, too. Eva Holland, Outside Online, 22 June 2020 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 21 Feb. 2024.

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