un·​chiv·​al·​rous | \ ˌən-ˈshi-vəl-rəs How to pronounce unchivalrous (audio) \

Definition of unchivalrous

: not chivalrous : lacking in chivalry an unchivalrous rivalry

Other Words from unchivalrous

unchivalrously adverb

Examples of unchivalrous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The steady unraveling of first impressions requires an unchivalrous running time of 152 minutes. David Sims, The Atlantic, 13 Oct. 2021 Princeton is proud of these letters; Eliot’s Harvard statement—at best unchivalrous, at worst faintly homicidal—demeans them, and has cast a long, green, Eliotic shadow over their unsealing. James Parker, The Atlantic, 6 Apr. 2020 This isn't the first time Trump has been accused of unchivalrous conduct. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, 16 Jan. 2018 They were also viewed as ungentlemanly, a form of unchivalrous cheating – a special kind of insult for professional soldiers. Paul D. Miller, Twin Cities, 23 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of unchivalrous

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Unchivalrous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchivalrous. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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