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  1. lacking in artistic sense or appreciation.
  2. not artistic; not aesthetically appealing: inartistic grafitti.
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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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Related Words for inartistic

ignorant, coarse, angular, artless, barbarous, callow, formless, fresh, green, inelegant, inexperienced, inexpert, makeshift, primal, raw, rough, rudimentary, shapeless, simple, uncivilized

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British Dictionary definitions for inartistic


  1. lacking in artistic skill, appreciation, etc; Philistine
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Derived Formsinartistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inartistic


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

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