Definition of inartistic in US English:



  • Having or showing a lack of skill or talent in art.

    • ‘Riegl was thus enabled to explore and validate the esthetic structures of periods and kinds of art which were not supposed to have any - which were dismissed as ‘decadent’ or simply as inartistic.’
    • ‘Why are other magazines so successful in filling up their copies with lucrative advertising and this one only attracts a few inelegant, inartistic, advertisers?’
    • ‘Advertising takes art's ‘human expression’ and exposes it to a mass audience and spins in the sometimes harsh and inartistic intent of increasing product sales,’ said Coleman.’
    • ‘What is remarkable, by contrast, is how unsympathetic and inartistic his spouse and offspring appear to be.’
    • ‘His literary style was influenced by that of Isocrates, but he is a much less careful writer, being often negligent in the matter of hiatus, and inartistic in the composition of his sentences.’
    • ‘He announced the next song they were going to be playing, and it was another one of those typical, inartistic songs where this guy was in love with this girl who was in love with someone else who was - well, you get the idea.’
    • ‘The document of the 21st May 1930 cannot be regarded as other than inartistic, and may appear repellent to the trained sense of an equity draftsman.’
    • ‘It is impossible to entirely acquit this otherwise excellent conductor of the charge of an undue and very inartistic exaggeration for the sake of effect.’
    • ‘These are not illegitimate pressures, even if they may seem inartistic, in a business that has never offered itself as simply an art.’
    • ‘Now that the poles, to carry the overhead wires for the distribution of electrical current, have been erected, the streets of the town are a forest of poles - and inartistic poles at that.’
    • ‘Apart from the occasional strimming and on some of the roundabouts, an economical and inartistic planting of annuals, no signs of care are evident.’
    • ‘It's not that his life was barren, nor was he uncreative, blank, and inartistic.’
    • ‘They are unintellectual and inartistic: hobbits, in a word - no wonder The Lord of the Rings is said to be their favourite novel.’
    • ‘The gruff man had pointed to the back of the store, past the mostly empty shelves, behind the dilapidated and rusted freezer that didn't work, and next to the storage room roughly marked ‘STOOREAGE’ in an inartistic graffiti style.’
    • ‘As the era's most vocal horticulturist, Robinson decried one of the favourite tricks of architects, the clipping and aligning of trees, as ‘barbarous, needless, and inartistic.’’