Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unhandsome manner, in any sense.

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  • adverb In an unhandsome manner.

Etymologies

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unhandsome +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I have used you very unhandsomely in not answering your repeated enquiries but if you could see me, and know what I have suffer'd, and am suffering as to health, you would say peace.

    Letter 360

  • Her looks of grateful acknowledgment, her words of affectionate courtesy, had been repelled with something which approached to disdain; and if the Master of Ravenswood had sustained wrongs at the hand of Sir William Ashton, his conscience told him they had been unhandsomely resented towards his daughter.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • There's time enough to look about you; only as Mr. Mandlebert has behaved so unhandsomely, I hope none of the family will give him their countenance.

    Camilla

  • But Mary Anne Perkinsop although I behaved handsomely to her and she behaved unhandsomely to me was worth her weight in gold as overawing lodgers without driving them away, for lodgers would be far more sparing of their bells with Mary Anne than I ever knew them to be with Maid or

    Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

  • But Mary Anne Perkinsop although I behaved handsomely to her and she behaved unhandsomely to me was worth her weight in gold as overawing lodgers without driving them away, for lodgers would be far more sparing of their bells with Mary Anne than I ever knew them to be with Maid or

    Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

  • But if my Lord Petre is to marry another lady, I hope that people will not think Miss Fermor has been treated unhandsomely.

    The Scandal of the Season

  • And do not think so unhandsomely of your mother, as to fear that she would make partial constructions against me.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But, were he in good health, he would not, as I understand, visit at Harlowe-place, having some time since been unhandsomely treated by your brother, on his offering to mediate for you with your family.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • If there are any letters, in which he has treated my sister unhandsomely, you must not let me see them.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • A man may have a garment that may fit very ill, very unhandsomely about him.

    Sacramental Discourses

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