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  • adj. Not gentlemanly; not adhering to the high moral standards expected of a gentleman; impolite, unchivalrous, or indecent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not befitting a gentleman; rude; uncivil; ill-bred.
  • Synonyms See uncivil.
  • In an ungentlemanly manner; not as a gentleman.

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

  • adj. not befitting a gentleman


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