- not English; not characteristic of the English.
- not conforming to standard, accepted, or native English language usage.
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Examples from the Web for un-english
I hope they will; for Christmas-day without a turkey will be very un-English.The Settlers in Canada
To dictate to a man to whom he was to pay wages was, in the last degree, un-English.The Freelands
It was un-English, and both of them felt a little ashamed of themselves afterwards.Tommy and Co.
Jerome K. Jerome
With the ominous and in every sense un-English superscription, Ad Clerum.
Hands off, therefore, all European peoples speaking with an un-English tongue!Pioneers of the Old South
Word Origin and History for un-english
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