ungentleness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ungentle +‎ -ness.

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Noun[edit]

ungentleness (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Discourteousness, lack of proper breeding; unchivalrousness.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.X, Ch.lxxvij:
      A sir palomydes sayd the noble knyghte sire Tristram ar ye suche a knyghte ye haue ben named wronge / For ye haue longe ben called a gentil knyȝt / And as this daye ye haue shewed me grete vngentilnes / For ye hadde al mooste broughte me vnto my dethe
  2. Harshness, roughness.