not in the least ironic or hip


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Jane surfed the channels, searching for an old black-and-white movie made in an age of innocence. Preferably a musical with a corny love story and a touch of comedy, not in the least ironic or hip. She couldn’t find one.
Source: The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
Context: Jane Haw is laying on her bed, surfing the TV channels.

What does the bolded phrase mean?

Thank you.
  • AnythingGoes

    Senior Member
    English - USA (Midwest/Appalachia)
    She wanted to find a movie which was sincere, as opposed to ironic, and stodgy rather than fashionable. Not the least means "not showing a trace of".
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