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  • adj. Not stylish; unfashionable.

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

  • adj. not in accord with or not following current fashion
  • adj. lacking in style or elegance


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  • The man in my last long-term relationship dressed really understated, expensive and stylishly unstylish.

    Monah Li: Men in Clothes

  • I was incredibly healthy, quite happy with life, so the only women I could hook up with were the odd, the unstylish, the ones who almost never used makeup and went walking around bra-less in tight t-shirts, so it wasn't so bad.

    Where are they now?

  • But all things pass and now I am a hopelessly unstylish chubby mess, back where I began.

    Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn: How Cintra Wilson Made Me Care About Fashion Again

  • She moved her hand to her bodice and began to unbutton her fabulously unstylish Mary Astor-style dress.

    Norm Bladdon, Private G.I.

  • An unstylish, unattractive or socially inept person; especially one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits.

    'Nerd Nite' draws crowds to D.C. club

  • The only thing the first-person perspective does in this case is accentuate how totally bland and unstylish the character sounds.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » 2009 » October

  • When one pictures a salty French fisherman bracing himself against sea spray and wind in a burly wool sweater, a modern-day slicker suddenly seems inauthentic, unstylish, wimpy and over-prepared.

    Foul Weather Sweaters

  • The Roundabout Theatre Company's 2008 Broadway revival was dismayingly unstylish, so it's a pleasure to report that Shakespeare

    Five Angry Men

  • "Generally, the cuff is standard on more unstylish fits," he says.

    To Pleat or Not to Pleat: the Lowdown on Pants

  • Of course, when we grew older, we stopped obeying these directives and, each in our own way, challenged her views of appropriate dress: Katherine by becoming aggressively unstylish and even unkempt; Hannah by turning herself into a bombshell; and I by following every fashion trend, flattering or not, and then moving to New York and wearing nothing but black.

    imperfect endings


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