unfashionable

UK [ʌnˈfæʃ(ə)nəb(ə)l] / US adjective
not popular or not what most people like, do, or approve of at a particular time

I admired him, though it was unfashionable to say so.

a) wearing clothes that are not popular with most people at a particular time

She felt boring and unfashionable.

b) used for describing clothes like this

Derived word:
unfashionably
adverb

His hair was unfashionably long.


English dictionary. 2014.

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