- not self-assured or relaxed: He felt very uncool, making a speech to strangers.
- not sophisticated or worldly-wise.
Origin of uncool
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Examples from the Web for uncool
Her response was a “very un-macho, uncool, and unexciting one,” according to Albertine.A First Lady of Punk Rock Talks
December 9, 2014
Then I think also hipster culture and stuff like that has made it labeled as “uncool.”How 'The Mindy Project' Star Adam Pally Became Hollywood's Go-To 'Bro'
August 6, 2014
His silence was “uncool and unprofessional,” as Dr. Tanning put it.My Therapist Dumped Me
April 4, 2014
For the last few decades, fantasy has been considered an “uncool” genre—perhaps the uncoolest of all.
The first is that not liking something because other people do like it is about as uncool as it gets.
- unsophisticated; unfashionable
- excitable; tense; not cool
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Word Origin and History for uncool
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