Definition of ungentlemanly in English:



  • Not appropriate to or behaving like a gentleman.

    ‘an ungentlemanly lack of sportsmanship’
    • ‘There's no fussing, no fist-pounding, no nay-saying, finger-pointing, whining or otherwise ungentlemanly or unlady-like conduct to be noted.’
    • ‘And who would have thought that mild-mannered Canadian fans of a famously gentleman's game could be so decidedly ungentlemanly in their reaction to curling on TV?’
    • ‘When Francis declared war on Spain in 1528, abrogating a treaty between the two countries, Charles accused the French ruler of ungentlemanly conduct.’
    • ‘The ball arrived at Millar's feet and without pausing for any form of ungentlemanly conduct, he cracked it in from 18 yards.’
    • ‘His student team was not allowed to kick for touch and the style was running and passing; ungentlemanly conduct was unthinkable.’
    • ‘Even before those rumors started, people thought of him as coarse, ungentlemanly, and shallow.’
    • ‘Well, the first month he was here, we could hardly stand the sight of each other, and he was most ungentlemanly.’
    • ‘It is a matter for referees to enforce the regulations and deal with anything regarded as ungentlemanly conduct.’
    • ‘But after revelations involving prostitutes, coupled with a spate of ungentlemanly scuffles on the football pitch his bankability could be in jeopardy.’
    • ‘It was once considered ungentlemanly to even train for athletic events, so who knows what will happen.’
    • ‘He was also found guilty of ungentlemanly conduct, but a charge of using foul and abusive language was not proven.’
    • ‘‘There was something ungentlemanly about a man who was so obviously on the make,’ says Ingrams.’
    • ‘In frame 15 the referee warned Holt for ungentlemanly conduct, in this case swearing.’
    • ‘Causing murders, although not technically prohibited by any FIFA edict, would almost certainly constitute ungentlemanly conduct.’
    • ‘I thought for a while I heard a snigger from somewhere nearby, but realising that sniggering is an ungentlemanly thing to do, coming higher than smirking on the List of Unpleasant Traits, I knew I must be mistaken.’
    • ‘You won't do that to a girl, that is so ungentlemanly.’
    • ‘It's as if they believe it would be ungentlemanly to question her financial role.’
    • ‘Grummond's ungentlemanly conduct extended to his personal affairs.’
    • ‘Nobody would be as ungentlemanly as to call it blackmail, but they are open to political manipulation.’
    • ‘Why not give players an amber card for ungentlemanly conduct and diving, building penalty points for an end of season ban.’
    insensitive, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking, indelicate, undiplomatic, impolitic, indiscreet, unsubtle, clumsy, heavy-handed, graceless, awkward, unpolished, inept, bungling, maladroit, gauche, undiscerning, unsophisticated
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