- 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,
- (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: