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ungentlemanlike

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not like a gentleman; not becoming a gentleman; ungentlemanly.

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  • adjective Not gentlemanlike.

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

  • adjective not befitting a gentleman

Etymologies

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un- +‎ gentlemanlike

Examples

  • A man may do what he likes with his own, and can hardly be called ungentlemanlike because he gives it away to a person you don't happen to like. "

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

  • It would be ungentlemanlike (in a manner) to resist it.

    Vanity Fair

  • At first they followed the profession of arms, flouting all others as unworthy, and thinking it ungentlemanlike to know how to read or write.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • Newcome has been guilty of ungentlemanlike conduct, and of cowardice towards you.

    The Newcomes

  • Dobbin to understand that he would jeopardy his soul if he got up at that moment, that the Major might go and be hanged, that he would not travel with Dobbin, and that it was most unkind and ungentlemanlike to disturb a man out of his sleep in that way; on which the discomfited Major was obliged to retreat, leaving Jos to resume his interrupted slumbers.

    Vanity Fair

  • By such conduct, and in such company abroad, they come home, the unimproved, illiberal, and ungentlemanlike creatures that one daily sees them, that is, in the park and in the streets, for one never meets them in good company; where they have neither manners to present themselves, nor merit to be received.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • ‘A most stubborn and a most ungentlemanlike man,’ said Mrs Proudie, as soon as the door was closed behind the retreating rural dean.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • He stopt; and, ungentlemanlike as he looked, Fanny was obliged to introduce him to Mr. Crawford.

    Mansfield Park

  • And then it is so thoroughly dishonest, — so ungentlemanlike!

    The Way We Live Now

  • He would not cheat at cards because it was dangerous and ungentlemanlike, and if discovered would lead to his social annihilation; but as to paying money that he owed to tradesmen, it never occurred to him as being a desirable thing as long as he could get what he wanted without doing so.

    The American Senator

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