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  1. not mannerly; impolite; discourteous; coarse.
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  1. with ill manners.
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Origin of unmannerly

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at un-1, mannerly
Related formsun·man·ner·li·ness, noun

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Related Words for unmannerly

boorish, coarse, crude, discourteous, impolite, rude, uncivil, uncouth, ungracious

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Historical Examples of unmannerly

  • “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.

  • Out on you for an unmannerly cur to break upon a gentleman's repose.

    The Tavern Knight

    Rafael Sabatini

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

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock

  • She did not deem it impudent or unmannerly for a slave to look her in the face.

British Dictionary definitions for unmannerly


  1. lacking manners; discourteous
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  1. archaic rudely; discourteously
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Derived Formsunmannerliness, noun
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