Definition of unladylike in English:



  • Not appropriate for or typical of a well-bred woman or girl.

    ‘Sharon gave an unladylike snort’
    • ‘The people were obviously quite shocked by her unladylike behaviour but recovered quickly to see how the other girl would react.’
    • ‘Dolly was close to incandescent in her outrage, and swore at me in a most unladylike manner.’
    • ‘Cal snorted in an extremely unladylike and inelegant way, and spoke to her girlfriend.’
    • ‘She may be unladylike, but she certainly was not uncivilized!’
    • ‘Brittany gushed, shoving her hand into her bag in the most unladylike way - honestly, you'd think I've never been kind enough to try to right her many wrongs, but does she listen?’
    • ‘And an unladylike girl like you will never get a boyfriend.’
    • ‘‘Maybe it's because it's considered unladylike to shove the whole thing in your mouth at once,’ I offered.’
    • ‘She was failing miserably though as I heard her snort in an unladylike manner.’
    • ‘But poured into a wine glass, because pint glasses are also unladylike.’
    • ‘As I plunged; or jumped, arms flailing, into the icy river, my unladylike descent was watched in complete disbelief by Horrified Friend and about 10 blokes.’
    • ‘The girl gave an unladylike snort and returned to her conversation.’
    • ‘Unlike her somewhat clumsy, unladylike friend, Crystal was a born Lady.’
    • ‘My large, stupid smile almost developed into a burst of loud, unladylike laughter.’
    • ‘Charlotte snorted in a very unladylike manner.’
    • ‘It simply wouldn't do if such unladylike words slipped from thoughts to speech.’
    • ‘And what an elegant arm it will be - free of those unladylike biceps that result from particular physical activities in which you won't be partaking.’
    • ‘British ‘sauce’ was added by way of Harcourt's lecherous leanings and the women's frank discussions on subjects once deemed unladylike.’
    • ‘She asked me so many things, about magic and vampires until we both were yawning in a way that my grandmother would have called unladylike.’
    • ‘This caused me to appear unladylike by squinting to read the contract that lay on the table before me.’
    • ‘I had to bite my lip in order to keep from saying something rude and unladylike, even for the heir to a war lady's territory.’
    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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