Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not modish; not according to custom or fashion; unfashionable; not stylish.

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Examples

  • She sighed, and stared into the eyes of her reflection with resignation; her reflection stared back at her through the lenses of her quite unmodish spectacles.

    red dust

  • She was abruptly aware of her unmodish appearance.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • Rose had an unworldly face with a sort of Pre-Raphaelitish beauty: very unmodish in its sorrow and very touching.

    Scales of Justice

  • Puck us no Pucks, De Sauty, nor constrict our planet's rotundity with any forty-minute girdle; for in these days of inflating crinoline and ever-increasing circumference of hooped skirts, it becomes us to leave our Mother Earth at least in the fashion, nor strive to reduce her to such unmodish dimensions that one may circumnavigate her in as little time, comparatively, as he may make the circuit of Miss Flora MacFlimsey.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 26, December, 1859

  • ` Gatty, my dear, 'tis so unmodish to be thus warm over anything!

    The Maidens' Lodge None of Self and All of Thee, (In the Reign of Queen Anne)

  • Which conduct of theirs, though unmodish or unfashionable, leaves nothing of the substance of things neglected or undone; and as they aim at no more, so that simplicity of life is what they observe with great satisfaction; though it sometimes happens not to be without the mockeries of the vain world they live in.

    A Brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers

  • Hodgson, 57, stares blankly over the top of his unmodish aviator glasses.

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  • God bkn you; an. ancient and Christian, therefore an unmodish and unusual salu - tation.

    The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes, and the account of his life ...

  • Neither their minute waists, nor their elaborate underskirts and trains, nor their tall coffered coifs (the duchesse's was not unlike a bishop's mitre, studded as it was with ruby-headed pins), nor the correctness of these ladies 'carefully placed patches, nor yet their painted necks and tinted eyebrows, could charm as did the unmodish figure of Madame de Sévigné -- a figure so indifferently clad, and yet one so replete with its distinction of innate elegance and the subtle charm of her individuality.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • a fitting manner the unmodish spectacle of Calvinism.

    The Seeker

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