Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not genteel; impolite; rude: of persons or manners.

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  • adjective Not genteel; coarse and ill-mannered.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ genteel

Examples

  • ‘I beg your pardon, Mr. Weller,’ said Mr. John Smauker, agonised at the exceeding ungenteel sound, ‘will you take my arm?’

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • I think it ungenteel and barbarous, and quite un-English; the custom having been a foreign one, ever since the reigns of the uncivilised sultans in the Arabian Nights, who always called the wise men of their time about them.

    Miscellaneous Papers

  • “And the king, they say, kickit Sir Robert Walpole for no keeping down the mob of Edinburgh; but I dinna believe he wad behave sae ungenteel.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Oh lawdy, lawdy, lawdy Miss Mellie, I do decleah these Democrats are so ungenteel!

    Hullabaloo

  • Oh lawdy, lawdy, lawdy Miss Mellie, I do decleah these Democrats are so ungenteel!

    Hullabaloo

  • But we are not going to leave these two people long in such a low and ungenteel station of life.

    Vanity Fair

  • With this sum of money, and a good run of luck which ensued presently, we were enabled to make no ungenteel figure.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Oh lawdy, lawdy, lawdy Miss Mellie, I do decleah these Democrats are so ungenteel!

    Hullabaloo

  • Oh lawdy, lawdy, lawdy Miss Mellie, I do decleah these Democrats are so ungenteel!

    Hullabaloo

  • Oh lawdy, lawdy, lawdy Miss Mellie, I do decleah these Democrats are so ungenteel!

    Hullabaloo

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