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

  • adj. Slang Lacking assurance, self-control, or sophistication.
  • adj. Slang Not in accord with the standards or mores of a specified group: "trying to teach children simply to reject drugs as uncool” ( Larry Martz).

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  • adj. not in accord with the current fashion, standards or mores of a particular group; not cool

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  • adj. (spoken slang) unfashionable and boring


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  • And I would say that some of these concepts that you label uncool are actually cool in Japan.

    Néojaponisme » Blog Archive » Blogging the Analects 1

  • The “slutty flight attendant” line, though certainly uncalled for, seems to me equivalent to the sorts of things that are said about the Clintons and the Kennedys—uncool, that is to say, but roughly commensurate with the price of fame.

    Letterman v. Conan v. Palin « Gerry Canavan

  • Best line: Matthews says that in college he developed an “intellectual anorexia” common among black men when he saw any display of intellect as “uncool, which is the definition of white.”

    2007 May 24 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • BEN WIDDICOMBE, CELEBRITY EDITOR, "STYLELIST. COM": Oh, you know I thought it was fantastic television, seeing Angelina Jolie sitting there with that rigor mortis grin as she watched the woman who called her uncool on the cover of "Vogue" magazine just a few feet away.

    CNN Transcript Feb 23, 2009

  • Stamp collectors don't think they are uncool, that is just the general perception. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • Photo GalleryI don't know about you, but I absolutely plan on shelling out $400+ I don't have on a product that I don't need and is guaranteed to be aesthetically obsolete (aka uncool) this time next year. - Recent News

  • It's because - by calling her uncool earlier this week - Jennifer Aniston managed to get more headlines than Angelina Jolie, and the only thing Angelina Jolie could do to wrestle them back was to say that she might quit acting one day.


  • Nevertheless, the message is clear - Angelina Jolie is quitting acting because Jennifer Aniston called her uncool this week.


  • So Jennifer Aniston finally takes a swipe at Angelina Jolie calling her uncool after four years and six kids later.


  • But now that the PG rating is no longer considered kryptonite, and the G rating can be considered as 'uncool' for animated films as it generally is for live-action films, studios don't seem to be even putting up a fight before taking that PG for something as meaningless as 'brief mild violence'.

    Scott Mendelson: What Does a Cartoon Have to Do to Get a 'G' These Days?


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