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un- +‎ mannerly


unmannerly (comparative more unmannerly, superlative most unmannerly)

  1. Not mannerly.
    • c. 1612, William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, Henry VIII, Act IV, Scene 2,[1]
      I humbly do entreat your highness’ pardon;
      My haste made me unmannerly.
    • 1748, Tobias Smollett, The adventures of Roderick Random, London: J. Osborn, Volume I, Chapter 3, p. 17,[2]
      He calmly rebuked my uncle for his unmannerly behaviour, which he said he would excuse on account of his education []
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Chapter 121,[3]
      Halloa! whew! there goes my tarpaulin overboard; Lord, Lord, that the winds that come from heaven should be so unmannerly! This is a nasty night, lad.
    • 1917, W. B. Yeats, “The People” in The Wild Swans at Coole, Cuala Press, p. 10,[4]
      ‘What have I earned for all that work,’ I said,
      ‘For all that I have done at my own charge?
      The daily spite of this unmannerly town,
      Where who has served the most is most defamed,



unmannerly (comparative more unmannerly, superlative most unmannerly)

  1. (obsolete) In a way that is not mannerly.
    • c. 1605, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act II, Scene 3,[5]
      [] the murderers,
      Steep’d in the colours of their trade, their daggers
      Unmannerly breech’d with gore: