unmannerly
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ʌnˈmænəli/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌʌnˈmænɚli/, /ˌən-/
Adjective

unmannerly

  1. Not mannerly.
    Synonyms: discourteous, impolite, rude, uncivil
    • c. 1612, William Shakespeare and John Fletcher (playwright), Henry VIII (play), Act IV, Scene 2,
      I humbly do entreat your highness’ pardon;
      My haste made me unmannerly.
    • 1748, Tobias Smollett, The adventures of Roderick Random, London: J. Osborn, Volume I, Chapter 3, p. 17,
      He calmly rebuked my uncle for his unmannerly behaviour, which he said he would excuse on account of his education […]
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, New York: Harper & Brothers, Chapter 121, p. 565,
      Halloa! whew! there goes my tarpaulin overboard; Lord, Lord, that the winds that come from heaven should be so unmannerly! This is a nasty night, lad.
    • 1917, W. B. Yeats, “The People” in The Wild Swans at Coole, Cuala Press, p. 10,
      ‘What have I earned for all that work,’ I said,
      ‘For all that I have done at my own charge?
      The daily spite of this unmannerly town,
      Where who has served the most is most defamed,
Adverb

unmannerly

  1. (archaic) In a way that is not mannerly; discourteously, rudely.
    Synonyms: impolitely, uncivilly
    • circa 1605 William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act III, Scene 3,
      […] there, the murderers,
      Steep’d in the colours of their trade, their daggers
      Unmannerly breech’d with gore:



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