unchivalrous

adjective

un·​chiv·​al·​rous ˌən-ˈshi-vəl-rəs How to pronounce unchivalrous (audio)
: not chivalrous : lacking in chivalry
an unchivalrous rivalry
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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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unchivalrous was in 1830

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“Unchivalrous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchivalrous. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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