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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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  • Perhaps after all the fellow had been no worse than an unmannerly bear.

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

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • “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.

  • At this instant a shower chances to fall, and is driven by the unmannerly gust full into Wakefield's face and bosom.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Out on you for an unmannerly cur to break upon a gentleman's repose.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • Ballaster conferred with them pursuant to the instructions he had received, but found them obstinate and unmannerly.

  • It sounded brusque and unmannerly, but it was the only remark that occurred to her.

    Janet of the Dunes Harriet T. Comstock
  • All this vexed Meleager, and he tried to make his uncles give back the spear and the prize, and stop their unmannerly talk.

    Old Greek Stories James Baldwin
  • The interruption was so unmannerly that John stared from one to another of the group.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for unmannerly


lacking manners; discourteous
(archaic) rudely; discourteously
Derived Forms
unmannerliness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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