This “ surprising option” (as the tone-deaf Times headline calls it) is often viewed as caddish.
It's just as—as caddish to insult people who haven't said a word, in your own house, as it is to be—old Hornblower.
"I suppose it is caddish to talk of her like this," he went on.
But he was caddish; she felt irritated and disgusted with him.
It was caddish of him to speak of Gilbert to her, for Gilbert was his friend and her lover.
It was caddish to think of marrying her, and monstrous to think of giving her up.
I know it was a caddish thing to do, especially when you had been so kind.
It was caddish to feel like that, when she was praying, and he turned quickly away into the road.
Rather a caddish trick on Wilbraham's part to have publicly accused him.
How could a fellow, a manly, decent fellow like you, think up such a caddish trick?