-ˈga-lənt How to pronounce ungallant (audio)
: not marked by courtesy or valor : not gallant
Ungallant behavior toward a woman was not in his nature.Russell Baker
ungallantly adverb
Louisa, the innocent-seeming lady, has given him the clap—and so he ungallantly gives her the boot. Sameer Rahim

Examples of ungallant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grubby, even criminal, tasks come easily to the unabashedly ungallant Sancho. Ew Staff Updated, EW.com, 6 Mar. 2024 The Times made ungallant references to Taft’s heft, and to the chief reason for his visit, to see his sister. Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ungallant was in 1710

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“Ungallant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungallant. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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