unhandsomely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unhandsome +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

unhandsomely (comparative more unhandsomely, superlative most unhandsomely)

  1. In an unhandsome manner.
    • 1899, John T. Morse, Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I.[1]:
      McClellan at once wrote that he should continue to "work just as cheerfully as before;" but he felt that the removal was very unhandsomely made just as he was entering upon active operations.
    • 1915, James Branch Cabell, The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck[2]:
      And Rudolph Musgrave, knowing that according to his lights he had behaved not unhandsomely, was the merest trifle patronizing and rather like a person speaking from a superior plane in his future dealings with Patricia.