unmannered

adjective

un·​man·​nered ˌən-ˈma-nərd How to pronounce unmannered (audio)
1
: marked by a lack of good manners : rude
2
: characterized by an absence of artificiality : unaffected
unmanneredly adverb

Examples of unmannered in a Sentence

we will never again invite such unmannered guests
Recent Examples on the Web In the standards and not-so-standards alike, Joy established not only her musical acumen — delivered with a warm, capacious vocal instrument, breathtaking technique, and unmannered charm — but also a singular point of view, informed by tradition but not bound by it. Jon Garelick, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Nov. 2022 The entire cast, including and especially the younger members are warm and likable, with Williams delivering a refreshingly unmannered turn and Cheadle doing his best to anchor us in the story. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 15 Sep. 2021 Those practitioners, too, welcomed the untrained, unmannered body, even though they were extremely trained. New York Times, 22 Oct. 2020 In the fifties and early sixties, Mobley’s sound was velvety and enveloping but frank and unmannered; his warm energy, lyrical phrasing, wry wit, and melodic heartiness drew richly on the blues. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2020 Her performance is unforced, unmannered, tart but without edges — as clean and smoothly elegant as a minimal-fragrance bar of soap. Tom Gliatto, PEOPLE.com, 27 Sep. 2019 All this energy is channelled into a thoughtful, unmannered projection of the score. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 9 Sep. 2019 Whelan’s refreshingly unmannered dancing — a clean, disciplined, service-to-the-steps beauty — is as present as ever. Janine Parker, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2019 But Pollini remains a clear-eyed musical aristocrat, an unmannered visionary of the keys, as the Debussy portion of his concert made apparent. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, 24 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1518, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unmannered was circa 1518

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“Unmannered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmannered. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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