Definition of ungallant in English:



  • Not gallant.

    ‘he was an ungallant swine for not coming to her aid’
    • ‘Neither gentleman is ungallant enough to so much as hint when discussing her performance that her voice has been dubbed.’
    • ‘We refuse to rise to this slur on reputations of the likes of her and other undomestic goddesses; suffice to say that the ungallant man should be so lucky.’
    • ‘It seems almost ungallant to say this now, since she is being so pleasant and open, but I recall meeting her 10 years ago on the set of Shadowlands, when she insisted on doing her interview standing up and in the open air.’
    • ‘She establishes beyond doubt that he was a conceited careerist and ungallant husband, but doesn't necessarily prove that his work was ‘kitsch’ and ‘trash’.’
    • ‘At one point, when it was just me and her and I had nothing I thought about betting big and bluffing her out, but decided that that would be ungallant on a first date.’
    • ‘Critics complained that it was not so much autobiographical as it was confessional - and not a few thought he was ungallant in the extreme for sharing.’
    • ‘You would not be so ungallant as to refuse our hospitality.’
    • ‘One might think this ungallant of him, but the simple truth was, Jake didn't know how to drive - let alone change a tyre.’
    • ‘I think it is probably polite just to ignore Mr Jowett's rather ungallant assertion that I am naïve and his suggestion that I am a hypocrite.’
    • ‘We can't abide the suggestion ourselves, and we urge him to do the honourable thing and withdraw this ungallant insinuation forthwith, preferably before somebody's lawyers hear of it.’
    uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, unrefined, unpolished, unsophisticated, common, low, plebeian, philistine, rough, coarse, provincial, rustic, crude, gross, loutish, hooligan, boorish, oafish
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