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[uhn-man-erd] /ʌnˈmæn ərd/
lacking good manners; rude or ill-bred.
without affectation or insincerity; ingenuous:
He is a refreshingly unmannered person.
Origin of unmannered
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at un-1, mannered Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for unmannered
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  • And I have an invitation for you, Evan—you unmannered boy, that you do not bow!

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
  • "Do not break in on me with unmannered words," said the bishop.

    Pabo, The Priest Sabine Baring-Gould
  • In the grand march I could indulge in the most unmannered swagger.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

    Charles A. Murdock
  • Soft, but with no unmanly softness; luxuriant, but with no unmannered luxury.

    Val d'Arno John Ruskin
  • Hard of heart, flinty of soul, rude, unmannered and unlovely.

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn Jeffery Farnol
  • Naturally, she is ill-mannered or unmannered, and careless and ignorant and all those things.

    Concerning Children Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • But let the attendants and other profane and unmannered persons close up the doors of their ears.

    Symposium Plato
  • Unlike the unmannered and almost languageless English peasant, they are unembarrassed and social, fluent, and often eloquent.

    The Actress in High Life

    Sue Petigru Bowen
  • Discussing matters that concern ye not, Eavesdropping hounds, unmannered miscreants!

    Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
  • It is important, however, that the reading poet be not boisterous or unmannered.

British Dictionary definitions for unmannered


without good manners; coarse; rude
not affected; without mannerisms
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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