Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not courtly.
  • Uncivil; rude; coarse; plain.

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  • adjective Not refined or courtly

Etymologies

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un- +‎ courtly

Examples

  • While he regretted the idolatry of Jezebel, he may have censured what would be called the uncourtly intolerance or the bigoted zeal of the prophets, who uttered such denunciations and threatenings against the reigning family.

    Notable Women of Olden Time

  • When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess.

    Thanks for Nothing

  • When I had once addressed your Lordship in public, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess.

    2010 March 07 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • Achilles, conscious perhaps that it was his best policy not to drive his subaltern to extremity, lowered his tone somewhat in reply to the uncourtly note of the soldier, as if allowing something for the rude manners of one whom he considered as not easily matched among the

    Count Robert of Paris

  • His attitude was easy and bold, but neither clownish nor uncourtly.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • I had once addressed your Lordship in publick, I had exhausted all the art of pleasing which a retired and uncourtly scholar can possess.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Imagine to yourself a little squat, uncourtly figure of a Doctor

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • Imagine to yourself a little squat, uncourtly figure of a Doctor

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • But it was redeemed by a love for a most uncourtly idea: democracy.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • But it was redeemed by a love for a most uncourtly idea: democracy.

    The Worldly Philosophers

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