from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an ungenteel manner; impolitely; uncivilly.
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They try to assume something of our colder race's demeanor, but even the passer on the horse-car can see that it is not native with them, and is better pleased when they forget us, and ungenteelly laugh in encountering friends, letting their white teeth glitter through the generous lips that open to their ears.
Dido had used herself ungenteelly, and Madame d'Enfer stood firm on the point of etiquette.
And in after-times Parson Evans, the Welshman, was treated most ungenteelly by an enraged spirit solely because he had forgotten a fumigation in his witch-work.
If I have, Gentlemen, I am sorry for it; but it never was my intention to treat any person ungenteelly.
"Dear Captain Smith," the ghost replied, "you've used me ungenteelly;
Have patience, and you shall know it all; but if you treat me so ungenteelly again, I shall be obliged to call in the assistance of the lawyers. "
"I thought," she resumed, "that your lordship wished Lord Courtney to marry me; and I am sure I think he has behaved very ungenteelly, and it is very hard to be treated so, just when I believed I was so near being married, and he always appeared to admire me so.