Definitions

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  • adj. Not queenly; not befitting a queen.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ queenly

Examples

  • And whether, as the panel subsequently discussed, looks matter for biological reasons in order to attract a mate and procreate (Jami and Toni), or historically as evidenced via Marie Antoinette's "unqueenly" glamorous attire which had an impact on France as a nation (Caroline), or driven, (Alex), by the plastic surgery industry where, for a fee, our skin's surface and body's shape can be tweaked and made to resemble the look of the day, there was consensus.

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  • Antoinette, Caroline was the subject of malicious judgments by her public and private detractors on her dress and her sexual activity, the two combining to project an unruly and thus unqueenly stature for both women.

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  • Stella gave a regal wave, then covered an unqueenly yawn.

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  • To avow the joy she felt was in their eyes indecent and unqueenly.

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  • 'She had not a word to say,' said Mrs. Jameson, who came to see me the other day and complained of the omission as 'unqueenly;' but I disagreed with her and thought the being '_fluttered_' far the highest compliment.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)

  • 'She had not a word to say,' said Mrs. Jameson, who came to see me the other day and complained of the omission as 'unqueenly;' but I disagreed with her and thought the being 'fluttered' far the highest compliment.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • However, Quipsome Hal seemed to be exchanging drolleries with the young dowager of France, who, sooth to say, giggled in a very unqueenly manner at jokes which made the grave Spanish-born queen draw up her stately head, and converse with a lady on her other hand -- an equally stately lady, somewhat older, with the straight

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  • But most deliciously madcap of all, there are the grand gestures and imperious pronouncements of Helen Mirren as Meggie's flesh-and-blood great-aunt Elinor, a creature of pencil-thin eyebrows and luscious costumery who caws and squawks with very unqueenly abandon.

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