[ uhn-man-erd ]
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  1. lacking good manners; rude or ill-bred.

  2. without affectation or insincerity; ingenuous: He is a refreshingly unmannered person.

Origin of unmannered

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at un-1, mannered

Words Nearby unmannered

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How to use unmannered in a sentence

  • Naturally, she is ill-mannered or unmannered, and careless and ignorant and all those things.

    Concerning Children | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • But let the attendants and other profane and unmannered persons close up the doors of their ears.

    Symposium | Plato
  • Discussing matters that concern ye not, Eavesdropping hounds, unmannered miscreants!

    Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III | M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
  • Unlike the unmannered and almost languageless English peasant, they are unembarrassed and social, fluent, and often eloquent.

    The Actress in High Life | Sue Petigru Bowen
  • "Do not break in on me with unmannered words," said the bishop.

    Pabo, The Priest | Sabine Baring-Gould

British Dictionary definitions for unmannered


/ (ʌnˈmænəd) /

  1. without good manners; coarse; rude

  2. not affected; without mannerisms

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