[ uhn-ing-glish ]

  1. not English; not characteristic of the English.

  2. not conforming to standard, accepted, or native English language usage.

Words Nearby un-English

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use un-English in a sentence

  • Her bare arms and neck were as soft and firm as a baby's; her riant, un-English face seemed all aglow of color and mellow eyes.

    Theo | Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • I wonder why I say, in a flushed and rapturous manner, that it would be ‘un-English’ to examine the prisoner.

    The Law and the Poor | Edward Abbott Parry
  • Others said that Mr. Turnbull was a demagogue and at heart a rebel; that he was un-English, false and very dangerous.

    Phineas Finn | Anthony Trollope
  • One suspects occasional un-English qualities drawn together for government purposes.

    The Dark Tower | Phyllis Bottome
  • His profound internal question relating to this un-English beauty of the British Isles:—had she no passion in her nature?