unfashionable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unfashionable not in accord with or not following current fashion "unfashionable clothes","melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unfashionable Incapable of being fashioned or shaped.
    • unfashionable Not fashionable, in any sense.
    • unfashionable Shapeless; deformed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unfashionable un-fash′un-a-bl not fashionable: incapable of being fashioned: shapeless
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Quotations

  • Coco Chanel
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    “Fashion is made to become unfashionable.”

Usage

In literature:

That's a very unfashionable reason for declining matrimony.
"John Bull" by George Colman
Sherwood Square was a little out of the way and quite unfashionable.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
It was a pretty picture of domestic harmony, then quite unfashionable at Sceaux.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
How shocking to be friendly with an unfashionable lady!
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
Sloyd was as smart as usual, but he was walking along in a dejected way, and his hat was unfashionably far back on his head.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
Water was cheap, and he was unfashionably neat for the quarter in which he lived.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
Is it not because there would be something egregiously unfashionable in it?
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The station to which they would have to go was five thousand feet up, lonely, healthy, and quite unfashionable.
"The Dark Tower" by Phyllis Bottome
The next evening he went to the house, which was in an unfashionable quarter, but very charming, tasteful and homelike.
"A Beautiful Alien" by Julia Magruder
It is laughed out of existence, as a silly and unfashionable weakness.
"Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World" by Anonymous
There was too much red in the gold, they said, and a colour so obviously natural was very unfashionable.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
I thought I had come unfashionably early.
"Flora Lyndsay" by Susan Moodie
She had laid aside her worn-out black silk and her unfashionable bonnet.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
Through imperceptible degrees men fell away from the faith of their fathers, and the worship of the god had become unfashionable.
"The Doomsman" by Van Tassel Sutphen
Privacy and reticence had become unfashionable, impossible in this, the era of the guinea-hunting Press-Interviewer.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The dress of to-day is unfashionable to-morrow, because every body wears it.
"Practical Education, Volume II" by Maria Edgeworth
This cinema entertainment in an unfashionable quarter suited his purpose exactly.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
The carrying of weapons became unfashionable and at length was made a crime.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
It has become so miserably unfashionable to be honest, that people seem to think me crazy when I speak my mind.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
This was the excuse he gave for being in London at this unfashionable season.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

God, when he made each separate
Unfashioned his own act,
Giving the lover eyes,
So his love’s soul be sacked.
"Lovers" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
Cadence my simple line,
Unfashion'd by the cunning hand of Art,
But coming from my heart,
To tell the message of its love to thine!
"To" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In news:

When I began working in the area, the subject was utterly unfashionable.
You have to convince friends that – yes - they can handle and even enjoy hiking eight miles while wearing unfashionable clothes and a monster backpack .
The first alien to emerge from the ship wore a very unfashionable hat.
Southampton residents are furious after designer Tory Burch sold her Meadow Lane estate for less than half what she paid for it — fearing it will leave an unfashionable stain on the property.
Rohan Marley, a son of reggae legend Bob Marley, arrived unfashionably late for an interview on Friday.
Period westerns are so unfashionable and costly that they usually require a top-drawer script to get off the ground--and this one, adapted from an Elmore Leonard story and its 1957 movie version, travels with an arrow's clean arc.
Fashionable Feathers and Unfashionable Lead Tackle.
Unfashionable life at a fashion magazine in 'September Issue'.
Loss would be unfashionable to Blue Jackets.
Unfashionably Late cost Team Lake and Bay.
Rohan Marley, a son of reggae legend Bob Marley , arrived unfashionably late for an interview on Friday.
Along with unfashionable facial hair, touting economic reports promising massive windfalls from local sporting events has become a Mayor Ed Lee trademark.
They defend unfashionable propositions like the idea that African-American vernacular English is logical, expressive and grammatical .
Stately, plump Ken Monaghan, the 69-year-old nephew of James Joyce, put on a borrowed purplish Edwardian frock coat last Sunday and strolled in an unfashionable corner of Dublin with a small group of Joyce adepts.
In the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep plays Miranda Priestly, the workaholic editor of a fashion magazine called Runway, and Anne Hathaway plays her deliberately unfashionable assistant, Andy.
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In science:

Partial order planners have suffered a period of being unfashionable, supplanted by Graphplan and, more recently, relaxed-plan-based heuristic state-space search planners. vhpop (Younes & Simmons, 2003) represents an interesting indication that partial order planning is far from defunct.
The 3rd International Planning Competition: Results and Analysis
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