Definitions

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  • adj. Not loverlike.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ loverlike

Examples

  • Actually, a pigheaded nincompoop was what he called her, in distinctly unloverlike tones.

    LADY of SKYE

  • But he remained annoyingly unloverlike and, worst of all, seemed to see through all her maneuverings to bring him to his knees.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Doctor Eben did not know that he was in many small ways an unloverlike husband.

    Hetty's Strange History

  • John Arthur was more bland and smiling than Madeline had ever before known him, while as for old Amos, he nearly lost himself in a maze of grins and chuckles, but displayed a very unloverlike appetite, nevertheless, and divided his attention pretty evenly between the beautiful face of Madeline, and the viands on the table.

    Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter

  • It would have been difficult to imagine a more unloverlike attitude.

    Desert Conquest or, Precious Waters

  • In all he said, now that matters were arranged he was calm, practical, and unloverlike, and for all that she would he had been less self-possessed, her faith in him caused her, upon reflection, even to admire this which she conceived to be restraint.

    The Tavern Knight

  • And yet, after that first, swift embrace, their conduct became oddly unloverlike.

    The False Faces Further Adventures from the History of the Lone Wolf

  • Still there were no direct accusations; but, taken in connection with the long periods of apparent silence on his part and the unloverlike tone of his letters when they reached her, the hints went far to convince her that she had promised her hand to a careless and indifferent wooer.

    A War-Time Wooing A Story

  • She thought it unloverlike in him not to stir the past, and to bow to intolerable facts.

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 6

  • She remembered his conversation with her brother and her brother's impression; she thought of the unloverlike dread of ague in

    The Young Step-Mother

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