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[uhn-kuh-mur-shuh l]
  1. not engaged in or involved with commerce or trade.
  2. not in accordance with commercial principles or practices.
  3. not producing or likely to produce a profit: an artistic but uncommercial film.
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Origin of uncommercial

First recorded in 1760–70; un-1 + commercial
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Historical Examples of uncommercial

  • I, humble representative of the uncommercial interest, ascend with the rest.

    The Uncommercial Traveller

    Charles Dickens

  • Mormon Agent (not looking about, but looking steadily at Uncommercial).

  • I will write about my return as soon as I get on with the still unbegun "Uncommercial."

  • He was by profession a man of letters of an uncommercial kind.

    Dark Lady of the Sonnets

    George Bernard Shaw

  • The Dumbuck structure, when occupied, adjoined and commanded a ford across the undeepened Clyde of uncommercial times.

British Dictionary definitions for uncommercial


  1. not concerned with commerce or trade
  2. not in accordance with the aims or principles of business or trade
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