un·​gen·​tle·​man·​ly ˌən-ˈjen-tᵊl-mən-lē How to pronounce ungentlemanly (audio)
: not conducted in the manner of a gentleman : not noble or chivalrous
ungentlemanly behavior
I believed it ungentlemanly to inquire in advance what we were about to eat …Michael Kenyon

Examples of ungentlemanly in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ungentlemanly was in 1562

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“Ungentlemanly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungentlemanly. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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