Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not engaged in or involving trade or commerce.
  • adj. Not in accord with the spirit or methods of commerce.
  • adj. Uneconomical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not commercial; often specifically not commercially viable

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not commercial; not carrying on or familiar with or devoted to commerce.
  • Not in accordance with the principles of commerce.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not conducive to commercial success

Etymologies

un- +‎ commercial (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet for the creators of these small, perhaps "uncommercial" games, this is nothing but positive.

    Eurogamer

  • The UK film sector needs to engage with the opportunities offered by new technologies to expose "uncommercial" films to wide audiences without depending upon the theatrical circuit.

    The Guardian World News

  • Considered "uncommercial,"'Fatal Attraction' was rejected by 26 directors before Lyne expressed interest in the project, and the script went through several revisions before a suitable draft was completed.

    High-Def Digest: All High-Def Disc News

  • ZERO TOLERANCE (Alternative Music - but erring on the "uncommercial" side)

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • I've spent money in order to support a few "uncommercial" games.

    digg.com: Stories / Popular

  • It is fair to say it has helped me be 'uncommercial' about the price. "

    Telegraph.co.uk: news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • This was a strange film, one so pointlessly banal and uncommercial it makes me wonder why it was produced in the first place.

    2009 August : Scrubbles.net

  • The profits from his films enabled Warner Bros. to indulge in the sophisticated but largely uncommercial films of Ernst Lubitsch.

    The Dog Star

  • He managed to broker a deal whereby in order to release LCD Soundsystem records, EMI was also required to put out wildly uncommercial albums by Black Dice, Prinzhorn Dance School, andDelia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom.

    LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

  • LOS ANGELES -- The music industry's collapse is good news for the Melvins, the defiantly uncommercial "thud-rock" band that just cracked the U.S. pop album chart for the first time in its 26-year career.

    The Melvins finally crack the Billboard Top 200 — after 26 years

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