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

Origin of ill-mannered

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at ill, mannered
Related formsill-man·nered·ly, adverbill-man·nered·ness, noun

Synonyms for ill-mannered Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ill-mannered

Historical Examples of ill-mannered

  • She was uneducated and ill-mannered, impulsive and quarrelsome.


    Edward J. Dent

  • At first he is violent and ill-mannered, and is angry at seeing his master overthrown.



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


    Henry Seton Merriman

  • And ill-mannered as this was, Mr. and Mrs. Skratdj never put a stop to it.

    The Peace Egg and Other tales

    Juliana Horatia Ewing

  • I didn't want him to think that I was such an ill-mannered brute as I seemed.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

British Dictionary definitions for ill-mannered



having bad manners; rude; impolite
Derived Formsill-manneredly, adverb
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