Definition of ungentlemanly in English:

ungentlemanly

adjective

  • Not appropriate to or behaving like a gentleman.

    ‘an ungentlemanly lack of sportsmanship’
    • ‘Even before those rumors started, people thought of him as coarse, ungentlemanly, and shallow.’
    • ‘It was once considered ungentlemanly to even train for athletic events, so who knows what will happen.’
    • ‘His student team was not allowed to kick for touch and the style was running and passing; ungentlemanly conduct was unthinkable.’
    • ‘Grummond's ungentlemanly conduct extended to his personal affairs.’
    • ‘The ball arrived at Millar's feet and without pausing for any form of ungentlemanly conduct, he cracked it in from 18 yards.’
    • ‘There's no fussing, no fist-pounding, no nay-saying, finger-pointing, whining or otherwise ungentlemanly or unlady-like conduct to be noted.’
    • ‘Why not give players an amber card for ungentlemanly conduct and diving, building penalty points for an end of season ban.’
    • ‘In frame 15 the referee warned Holt for ungentlemanly conduct, in this case swearing.’
    • ‘‘There was something ungentlemanly about a man who was so obviously on the make,’ says Ingrams.’
    • ‘Nobody would be as ungentlemanly as to call it blackmail, but they are open to political manipulation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Well, the first month he was here, we could hardly stand the sight of each other, and he was most ungentlemanly.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘He was also found guilty of ungentlemanly conduct, but a charge of using foul and abusive language was not proven.’
    • ‘It's as if they believe it would be ungentlemanly to question her financial role.’
    • ‘When Francis declared war on Spain in 1528, abrogating a treaty between the two countries, Charles accused the French ruler of ungentlemanly conduct.’
    • ‘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.’
    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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Pronunciation:

ungentlemanly

/ˌənˈjen(t)lmənlē/