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

Other Words from unstylish

unstylishly adverb

Examples of unstylish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unstylish.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of unstylish

1863, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About unstylish

Time Traveler for unstylish

Time Traveler

The first known use of unstylish was in 1863

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near unstylish




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for unstylish

Last Updated

27 Jul 2022

Cite this Entry

“Unstylish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstylish. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!