unmannered

adjective
un·​man·​nered | \ ˌən-ˈma-nərd How to pronounce unmannered (audio) \

Definition of unmannered

1 : marked by a lack of good manners : rude
2 : characterized by an absence of artificiality : unaffected

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unmanneredly adverb

Examples of unmannered in a Sentence

we will never again invite such unmannered guests
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Haunted Jazz of Hank Mobley," 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, "The Politician Review: Ryan Murphy's Netflix Series Feels Like a Glee Episode About Richard Nixon," 27 Sep. 2019 All this energy is channelled into a thoughtful, unmannered projection of the score. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "Kirill Petrenko’s Unadventurous Début at the Berlin Philharmonic," 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, "In ‘THE DAY,’ afloat in a haunting landscape filled with ghosts," 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, "Youth and experience score separate victories, as Orlinski debuts and Pollini returns," 24 Apr. 2018 While many were heroic, Chalvar Monteiro stood out for his unmannered daring. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, "At Ailey, a Dance Set to Coltrane Finds a Somber Radiance," 10 Dec. 2017 Harry has always, by royal standards, seemed quite unmannered, as well. Josh Duboff, Vanities, "An Extremely Detailed Analysis of Meghan Markle’s Lifestyle Blog," 8 Mar. 2017 Harry has always, by royal standards, seemed quite unmannered, as well. Josh Duboff, vanityfair.com, "An Extremely Detailed Analysis of Meghan Markle’s Lifestyle Blog," 8 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unmannered

circa 1518, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unmannered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmannered. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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