Definitions

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  • adj. Not ladylike; ill-mannered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking the behavior or manner or style considered proper for a lady

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Examples

  • I am careful to tell you how I acted toward him, and what led to it; because I understand that he is excessively offended with me, and that he is likely to mention elsewhere what he calls my unladylike violence toward him.

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  • "I'm disappointed and I believe that ladies should never be called unladylike for participating as a woman in a man's world," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee D-Texas told POLITICO.

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  • Girls of my generation didn't generally play sports, as it was considered sort of "unladylike".

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  • Arya and Sansa argue over the former's "unladylike" behavior on the journey.

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  • In the book a Victorian girl called Megan confesses that her worst fault is wanting to be 'unladylike' and her greatest pleasure is 'stealing half an hour in the garden with Tom' presumably her boyfriend when her papa is asleep.

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  • Many were expected to spend their lives in other people's parlours and kitchens, dusting and cleaning, carrying water in jugs and polishing silverware....others were expected to have more priviledged lives, barely doing any housework and encouraged to believe that a whole range of useful activities were somehow "unladylike".

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  • He quotes Wells saying that she was "unladylike" at a baseball game and moved by the character of Koko in The Mikado.

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  • Do I restrict food consumption when I am eating in public, out of fear of looking "unladylike" or like a pig?

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  • Cock goes on to state that attributes of femininity - helplessness and delicacy - can only apply to a comparatively small number of women resting on the 'unladylike' activity of others.

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  • Each little hirsute filament has a rebellious tendency to go in the direction nature intended it should, and refuses to "stay where it is put," giving the head in consequence, an unkempt and what is termed an "unladylike" appearance.

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