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View synonyms for ill-mannered

ill-mannered

[ il-man-erd ]

adjective

  1. having bad or poor manners; impolite; discourteous; rude.

    Synonyms: unpolished, uncivil, crude



ill-mannered

adjective

  1. having bad manners; rude; impolite


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Derived Forms

  • ˌill-ˈmanneredly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • ill-mannered·ly adverb
  • ill-mannered·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ill-mannered1

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; ill, mannered

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Example Sentences

I cannot say how this affected others, but to me it seemed hardly more ill-mannered than impolitic.

"Oh, I don't think he meant to be ill-mannered," interposed Betty mildly, as she reached Nigger and he whinnied a welcome.

He was, it must be remembered, a very rich man, and could afford to be ill-mannered.

She looked at her ill-mannered little cousin with royal disdain, and walked slowly and cautiously on towards the boat.

Both are ill-mannered fellows and must be dealt with socially, but not, I think, by imprisonment.

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