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uncourtly

[uhn-kawrt-lee, -kohrt-]
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adjective
  1. not courtly; rude.
  2. not conforming to the customs or usage of a royal court: an uncourtly lack of respect for hereditary rank.
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Origin of uncourtly

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + courtly
Related formsun·court·li·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for uncourtly

Historical Examples

  • Then, too, though an uncourtly, he had been a passionate and a romantic lover.

    Paul Clifford, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • This perhaps may sound harsh and uncourtly, but it is too true, and the more is the pity.

  • These officers are said to have paid dearly for their uncourtly language.

  • No one thought any more of the uncourtly guest, who had come in like a shadow and vanished again into the starless night.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky

  • One of these new and uncourtly men excited laughter by affecting a princely state and splendour of demeanour and equipage.