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[uhn-man-er-lee] /ʌnˈmæn ər li/
not mannerly; impolite; discourteous; coarse.
with ill manners.
Origin of unmannerly
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at un-1, mannerly
Related forms
unmannerliness, noun
1. ill-bred, uncouth, loutish. Unabridged
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  • “He always was an unmannerly cub,” said Master Headley, as he read the letter.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • You are the most unmannerly fellow I ever convers'd with, 'pan hanor.

  • Out on you for an unmannerly cur to break upon a gentleman's repose.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • It sounded brusque and unmannerly, but it was the only remark that occurred to her.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
  • She did not deem it impudent or unmannerly for a slave to look her in the face.

  • I do think you are all the rudest, most unmannerly creatures!

    We Ten

    Lyda Farrington Kraus
  • The interruption was so unmannerly that John stared from one to another of the group.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • If I throw bread pellets at the girls, they will call me unmannerly.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • Arrah, now, you unmannerly brutes, just behave properly to a gentleman!

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • Some of them were just as unmannerly and ill-bred as he was.

    The Tale of Jasper Jay Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for unmannerly


lacking manners; discourteous
(archaic) rudely; discourteously
Derived Forms
unmannerliness, noun
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