unfashionable

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EtymologyEdit

un- +‎ fashionable

AdjectiveEdit

unfashionable (comparative more unfashionable, superlative most unfashionable)

  1. (obsolete) That cannot be fashioned; unshapely, distorted.
    • 1593, Shakespeare, William, Richard III, act 1, scene 1:
      I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty
      To strut before a wanton ambling nymph;
      I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion,
      Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,
      Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time
      Into this breathing world, scarce half made up,
      And that so lamely and unfashionable
      That dogs bark at me as I halt by them ...
  2. Not fashionable
    • 1853, Dickens, Charles, chapter 2, in Bleak House:
      The fashionable intelligence says so for the comfort of the Parisians, and it knows all fashionable things. To know things otherwise were to be unfashionable.

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