[uhn-klas-i-kuh l]


not classical; contrary to classical precepts.
Physics. (formerly) nonclassical(def 2).

Origin of unclassical

First recorded in 1715–25; un-1 + classical
Related formsun·clas·si·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unclassical

Historical Examples of unclassical

  • For the most pitiful and unclassical reason that ever disgraced a human creature.

    The Heroine

    Eaton Stannard Barrett

  • It does not now mean ‘barbarous’, and if it still means ‘unclassical’ it does not imply that what is ‘unclassical’ must be wrong.

  • Mr. Rhead was born at Etruria, that unclassical place with the classical name, and comes of a family of artists.

    Picture Posters

    Charles Hiatt

  • If the music is unclassical and the hymn crude there is no critical audience to be offended.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

    Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth

  • The Greek form itself was, however, an unclassical expression for ἐδίδασκε.

    The English Language

    Robert Gordon Latham