un-English

un-Eng·lish

(ŭn-ĭng′glĭsh)
adj.
1. Not having the characteristics of English people or practices: The purple shutters on her house had a decidedly un-English look.
2. Not in agreement with standard English usage.

un-English

adj
not in accordance with the typical attitudes, customs, and beliefs of the English people

un-Eng•lish

(ʌnˈɪŋ glɪʃ)

adj.
1. not characteristic of the English.
2. not conforming to standard or native English language usage.
Translations

un-English

[ˈʌnˈɪŋglɪʃ] ADJpoco inglés

un-English

adjunenglisch
References in classic literature ?
He and his wife spoke English with an accent which was only discernible through its un-English emphasis and a certain carefulness and deliberation.
"Silver, if you like," cried the squire; "but as for that intolerable humbug, I declare I think his conduct unmanly, unsailorly, and downright un-English."
Even these facts, however, his aspect scantily matched; partly, no doubt, because he looked, as was usually said, un-English. His black hair, cropped close, was lightly powdered with silver, and his dense glossy beard, that of an emir or a caliph, and grown for civil reasons, repeated its handsome colour and its somewhat foreign effect.
Her clothes were country-made, but perfect as regarded fit and trimness, her beflowered hat was worn with a touch of coquettish grace, a trifle un-English, but very delightful.
He came towards her quickly, with the smooth yet impetuous step which singled him out at once as un-English. He had the whole room to cross to come to her, and she watched him all the way.
You dare be impudent," Mr Vladimir began, with an amazingly guttural intonation not only utterly un-English, but absolutely un- European, and startling even to Mr Verloc's experience of cosmopolitan slums.
Confession need harm no one--it can satisfy that test--and though it was un-English, and ignored by our Anglican cathedral, Leonard had a right to decide upon it.
In respect to this all-absorbing national topic, I happen to be one of the most un-English Englishmen living.
"Anything un-English is bound to be," she retorted.
'And as we are honest, true, and in a sacred cause, Gashford,' said Lord George with a heightened colour and in a louder voice, as he laid his fevered hand upon his shoulder, 'and are the only men who regard the mass of people out of doors, or are regarded by them, we will uphold them to the last; and will raise a cry against these un-English Papists which shall re-echo through the country, and roll with a noise like thunder.
Un-English to sneer at a man in that way behind his back--in the opinion of Number Three.
Pillars are un-English and provocative, and a waste of wax that is needed for higher and more practical ends," said the Wax-moth from an empty store-cell.