ill-man·​nered ˈil-ˈma-nərd How to pronounce ill-mannered (audio)
: having bad manners : rude

Examples of ill-mannered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film presents the France of the Revolution and the Empire as an unfortunate episode of a country in the hands of a people of bloodthirsty and ill-mannered scoundrels. Zenger News, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 King can be spoiled, delusional and ill-mannered, but his parents can also have made a misstep by attempting to publicly embarrass their son. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 28 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ill-mannered was in the 15th century

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“Ill-mannered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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: showing bad manners : rude

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