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un-English Syllabification: un-Eng·lish
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈiNG(ɡ)liSH/

Definition of un-English in English:


Not considered characteristic of English people or the English language.
Example sentences
  • As an English boy growing up in some distinctly un-English places he no doubt became adept in ‘being English’ in a way that a kid growing up in Shropshire wouldn't have to.
  • The latter's name was distinctively un-English and must have originated from Alaska's Russian settlers (‘pushki’ means ‘canons’ in Russian).
  • If he had watched with an open heart and mind, he would have noticed many un-English faces, including our three children's, who were quietly celebrating the virtues of this country and all its people.
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