ungallant

adjective
un·​gal·​lant | \ ˌən-gə-ˈlant, -gə-ˈlänt, -ˈga-lənt How to pronounce ungallant (audio) \

Definition of ungallant

: not marked by courtesy or valor : not gallant Ungallant behavior toward a woman was not in his nature.— Russell Baker

Other Words from ungallant

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 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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First Known Use of ungallant

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 10 Aug. 2022.

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