un·​gen·​tle·​man·​ly | \ ˌən-ˈjen-tᵊl-mən-lē How to pronounce ungentlemanly (audio) , -ˈje-nᵊl- \

Definition of ungentlemanly

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web Xi is conducting his conflicts with America in an ungentlemanly spirit. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "It’s Time for Trump to Troll China," 16 Aug. 2019 President Xi Jinping is conducting his disputes with the U.S. in an ungentlemanly manner. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "It’s Time for Trump to Troll China," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ungentlemanly

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Ungentlemanly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungentlemanly. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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