Definition of unfashionable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈfaSH(ə)nəb(ə)l/


Not fashionable or popular at a particular time: they lived in an unfashionable part of Houston
More example sentences
  • Apparently, this is an unfashionable part of fashionable Takapuna.
  • It always seemed to me inexplicable that someone like Waterhouse was so popular, yet so unfashionable.
  • Their writing gets fashionable, then unfashionable, then fashionable again.
out, out of date, outdated, old-fashioned, outmoded, out of style, dated, unstylish, passé, démodé, unhip, uncool, nerdy, dowdy, frumpy, lame, unsexy, old hat, square



Pronunciation: /ˌənˈfaSH(ə)nəb(ə)lnəs/
Example sentences
  • But its unfashionableness comes out when you consider its contraries - for example, impulsiveness and outspokenness.
  • History, however, has stripped Bach's music of any whiff of temporal unfashionableness and revealed, magnificently, its genius.
  • He argues that the definitive quality is his very unfashionableness, his being out of the mainstream of his or any time.


Pronunciation: /ˌənˈfaSH(ə)nəblē/
Example sentences
  • Rather unfashionably, I was really interested in education.
  • And like Harry, I believe - unfashionably enough - that a strong and democratic labor movement can help make the world a better place for many more people than it is now.
  • Emma Watson, who has been brought up by a well-to-do aunt, returns to her family, who live unfashionably in genteel poverty in a Surrey village.

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Syllabification: un·fash·ion·a·ble

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