inartistic

[in-ahr-tis-tik]
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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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Contemporary Examples of inartistic

  • Early critics called it 'a strange, inartistic story' with 'purposeless power.'

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    Battle of the Brontes

    Jennie Yabroff

    March 14, 2011

  • Early critics called it "a strange, inartistic story" with "purposeless power."

    The Daily Beast logo
    Battle of the Brontes

    Jennie Yabroff

    March 14, 2011

Historical Examples of inartistic


British Dictionary definitions for inartistic

inartistic

adjective
  1. lacking in artistic skill, appreciation, etc; Philistine
Derived Formsinartistically, 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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