Definition of unfashionable in US English:



  • Not fashionable or popular at a particular time.

    ‘they lived in an unfashionable part of Houston’
    • ‘This unfashionable voyeurism is perhaps the reason why British mainstream channels left live transmission of the event to Sky broadcasting corporation.’
    • ‘It's a particularly unfashionable old hat that ought to have gone to the charity shop long ago.’
    • ‘Clare, that rare beast, a loquacious listener, is a very social animal with an unfashionable belief that the society we are born into determines our fates at least as much as our genes.’
    • ‘Smoking is the most romantic suicide possible; it certainly isn't possible to say that smoking is profoundly unfashionable today - it patently is.’
    • ‘And what Carter did is still very unfashionable.’
    • ‘This isn't a terribly fashionable approach, but like all things unfashionable, it contains a grain of truth.’
    • ‘Their writing gets fashionable, then unfashionable, then fashionable again.’
    • ‘It always seemed to me inexplicable that someone like Waterhouse was so popular, yet so unfashionable.’
    • ‘It has become unfashionable for women to talk about laundry and washing machines in polite society, as if doing so somehow demonstrated the limits of their worldly interests.’
    • ‘But coming from them, that could also be seen as an attempt to play down the hunting connection, almost as if they were ashamed of holding such unfashionable views.’
    • ‘What is really worrying is that if art is fashionable to own, then what happens when it becomes unfashionable?’
    • ‘Apparently, this is an unfashionable part of fashionable Takapuna.’
    • ‘So for an essay in popular science, the book's style is distinctly unfashionable.’
    • ‘Clean-cut, in sharp suits, and with short hair at a time when that was unfashionable, they prowled around muttering into wires that protruded from their shirt cuffs.’
    • ‘Their continued popularity is, I suspect, due to their unfashionable, housewifely nature.’
    • ‘The popular image of polka as unfashionable is often simply mockery of working-class folks.’
    • ‘I can get goat's cheese with apricot chutney and rocket on olive flavoured focaccia, but cheddar and Branston on white sliced seems to be terminally unfashionable.’
    • ‘Repairing wrecked companies is a tricky task, whether they are in fashionable businesses like telecoms, or deeply unfashionable metal-bashing.’
    • ‘Fern gardens were not at all unusual then but, for whatever reason, they became unfashionable and for years now the only place you could find them would be in the tropical houses at Kew.’
    • ‘Its name alone surely proves how quickly the unfashionable can become fashionable.’
    out of fashion, out of date, outdated, old-fashioned, outmoded, out of style, dated, behind the times, last year's, yesterday's, unpopular, unstylish, superseded, archaic, obsolete, antiquated
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