Definition of unmannerly in US English:



  • Not having or showing good manners.

    ‘uncouth, unmannerly fellows’
    • ‘Now since the street in itself is quiet I can only assume that this is suburb lingo for unmannerly and they are probably the only folk who haven't come by to introduce themselves since we moved in.’
    • ‘His manners - in an unmannerly age - were impeccable.’
    • ‘Yet, the possibility always remains that the signifying capabilities of the tongue, and, more generally, the body will exceed the narrow scope of its assignment, becoming rude, unmannerly, undisciplined, and uncivilized.’
    • ‘These have led to some perilous moments, especially when the public's unmannerly curiosity about the nitty-gritty collides with radio phone-ins.’
    • ‘The start of the meeting was delayed by half-an-hour by the unmannerly opposition parties calling votes in the chamber of Dáil Éireann.’
    • ‘And I felt angry for a moment, I thought, how unmannerly, how unlike me or him, to come equipped with an accessory I would never have dreamed of possessing.’
    • ‘Not only does Hamlet appear more rational than the King and Queen suspect but he also seems quite willing to perform madness, thus meeting the expectations of his audience, in order to speak in an uncensored and unmannerly fashion.’
    • ‘He was said to be boorish and unmannerly and argumentative and moody and addicted to reading, of all things.’
    • ‘Schafer continues: ‘At the time I was among those shocked by my colleague's unmannerly attitude, which seemed so egregious that Time picked up his argument in its next issue.’’
    • ‘‘Thanks in advance Dale,’ the Cat chirped before diving into the menu, but not without adding, ‘Not like a certain other unmannerly dog here.’’
    • ‘Honey, the local learning facility is filled with students like those horrible unmannerly children in that establishment I sent you to.’
    • ‘The full details of her unmannerly treatment of colleagues, and in particular of Geoffrey Howe, are almost painful to read.’
    • ‘I think, certainly before Irish independence, he found London a far more engaging and stimulating city than he found the daily spite of the unmannerly town that was Dublin.’
    • ‘No… your highness, it will be unmannerly to stop the dance suddenly.’
    • ‘He's kvetching about how all his work for the Irish Republic has earned him only ‘the daily spite of this unmannerly town’ and Maud Gonne reproves him.’
    • ‘The Swedish manager of the time was Ole Nordin and the unmannerly snub clearly still rankles as much as his omission.’
    • ‘The self-promotional nature of much academic politics and competition is unmannerly.’
    • ‘But here at least there is little evidence of his unmannerly supporters.’
    • ‘Chase is weird… that would be impolite… unmannerly.’
    • ‘It's ignorant and unmannerly to engage in this practice.’
    rude, impolite, uncivil, discourteous, bad-mannered, ill-mannered, mannerless, disrespectful, impertinent, impudent, insolent, badly behaved, abusive, blunt
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