Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not like a sister; unbecoming a sister.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not sisterly.

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  • adjective Not sisterly; not befitting a sister.

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Examples

  • Mad Nad Dorries MP has had her very silly complaint about Emily's List support towards selection costs for Labour women completely rejected and she's been scolded for being unsisterly too.

    Archive 2007-12-09

  • Mad Nad Dorries MP has had her very silly complaint about Emily's List support towards selection costs for Labour women completely rejected and she's been scolded for being unsisterly too.

    Nadine Dorries: Failed Sisterly Smear on Labour Women

  • Had my happy sister known my distresses, she would not have wrung my heart, as she has done, by a severity, which I must needs think unkind and unsisterly.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • But I wished she would let me know the end of a visit that had hitherto (between us) been so unsisterly.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • She hurries on and publishes her marriage, in a spirit which (to say no more of it) is barely decent, is unsisterly, and bad.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • For I would not, on any account, have it thought that, in my last disposition, any thing undaughterly, unsisterly, or unlike a kinswoman, should have had place in a mind that is a truly free (as I will presume to say) from all resentment, that it now overflows with gratitude and blessings for the good I have received, although it be not all that my heart wished to receive.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • How often, Clary, must I forbid your unsisterly reflections? —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And then followed an accusation so low! so unsisterly! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I shall at least avoid, by that means, the unsisterly insults I meet with from you.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Will you forgive me; and let me find a sister in you, as I am sorry, if you had reason to think me unsisterly in what I have said?

    Clarissa Harlowe

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