- not conforming to the standards of art; not aesthetically appealing: The architecture was crude and unartistic.
- lacking the skill of an artist or artisan: It’s obvious these are copies, from an assortment of unartistic clods.
- lacking an involvement in or appreciation of the fine arts: Her formal education was decidedly unartistic.
Origin of unartistic
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Examples from the Web for unartistic
This is unartistic on my part, and shows want of imagination as well as want of skill.Doctor Thorne
What is not in Scripture is legendary and unartistic, because necessarily at variance with scriptural truth.
To the artist his work is interesting as a completely successful expression of an unartistic nature.Notes on Life and Letters
Whatever force we give to the reproach of want of elevation, etc., the only impossible theme is the unartistic.
He felt that however superficial and unartistic the American might be, he was nevertheless no fool.Doctor Claudius, A True Story
F. Marion Crawford