unstylish

adjective
un·styl·ish | \ ˌən-ˈstī-lish \

Definition of unstylish 

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

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unstylishly adverb

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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, "He Spoke Out During the AIDS Crisis. See Why His Art Still Matters.," 12 July 2018 When her new help arrives, Marlo’s unstylish house is messy and crowded. Jen Gann, The Cut, "The Most ‘Real’ Scene in Tully Isn’t About Horrific Motherhood," 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, "Happy birthday to Henry David Thoreau – an inconvenient yet invaluable friend," 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, "When You Dream of Provence, You Dream of This Town," 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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