Definitions

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  • adj. Not kingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not kingly; unbecoming a king; not noble.

Etymologies

un- +‎ kingly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And so, without any more words, or further hope of speeding in so unkingly a purpose, dinner being ended, by a sudden departing, he smoothly shadowed the cause of his comming, and thanking her for the honour shee had done him, commended her to her chaste disposition, and posted away with speede to Gennes.

    The Decameron

  • The little Prince had been beside her, crowing his delight at the music, the motion, the noise, the color, in most unkingly fashion, quite unconscious that the storied jewel of his realm -- the great ruby that Peter the Valiant had received as the tribute of a conquered

    The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus

  • True that the King was the last man to agree to the disruption of the empire, the abandonment of thousands of American loyal subjects, to lower the flag of England before her coalesced European enemies; but in that perseverance, surely not unkingly, he had one enthusiastic supporter; and those who censure the King pass the same censure on the dying speech of Lord Chatham.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • Prayers for the King, Gilbert and Harry could both join in; for they hoped God would change his heart, and teach him that it was most unkingly to break his promises again and again, as he had done.

    Hayslope Grange A Tale of the Civil War

  • Parliament of an Act of Oblivion in favour of the lords, which he urged on the unkingly ground that, if severe measures were taken against them, they would go 'to armes and get forean assistance quhilk might wrack

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

  • So far from being shocked at the poverty of the place, and at his unkingly appearance, their faith rises and gathers strength on the sight of obstacles which, humanly speaking, should extinguish it.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • We have here the Tzar's war with Sweden -- Narva, Pultowa, and the Pruth; but the incidents that will prove most interesting to the _Family_ readers are the domestic habits -- the unkingly life of Peter; and above all, his visit to England -- how he drank deeply of pepper and brandy, lodged in

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 574, November 3, 1832 Title

  • Edward was not the man to be so trifled with, but the course he took was unkingly and despicable.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • The King -- poor creature -- has been reinstated, after a fashion, since his flight, but with most unkingly limitations.

    Calvert of Strathore

  • In his appearance James was not unlike Abraham Lincoln -- an unkingly figure; and yet, like Lincoln, when occasion required it he could rise to the dignity which makes one feel the presence of

    Famous Affinities of History — Complete

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