inartistic

[ in-ahr-tis-tik ]
/ ˌɪn ɑrˈtɪs tɪk /

adjective

lacking in artistic sense or appreciation.
not artistic; not aesthetically appealing: inartistic grafitti.

Nearby words

  1. inarch,
  2. inarguable,
  3. inari,
  4. inarticulate,
  5. inartificial,
  6. inasmuch,
  7. inasmuch as,
  8. inassimilable,
  9. inattention,
  10. inattentive

Also in·ar·tis·ti·cal.

Origin of inartistic

First recorded in 1855–60; in-3 + artistic

Related formsin·ar·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inartistic

inartistic

/ (ˌɪnɑːˈtɪstɪk) /

adjective

lacking in artistic skill, appreciation, etc; Philistine
Derived Formsinartistically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inartistic

inartistic

adj.

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

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