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inartistic

[in-ahr-tis-tik] /ˌɪn ɑrˈtɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
not artistic; unaesthetic.
2.
lacking in artistic sense or appreciation.
Also, inartistical.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; in-3 + artistic
Related forms
inartistically, adverb
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Examples from the web for inartistic
  • Thus a large blanket with shoddy weaving, poor dyes, and inartistic designs is expensive simply because of its weight.
  • It does not rise to the height of being false or inartistic.
British Dictionary definitions for inartistic

inartistic

/ˌɪnɑːˈtɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
lacking in artistic skill, appreciation, etc; Philistine
Derived Forms
inartistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inartistic
adj.

1836, from in- (1) "not" + artistic. Inartistical is attested from 1849.

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