un·​schol·​ar·​ly ˌən-ˈskä-lər-lē How to pronounce unscholarly (audio)
: not characteristic of, suitable to, or having the characteristics of a scholar : not scholarly
an illogical and unscholarly argument
an unscholarly approach
an unscholarly person

Examples of unscholarly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2015, Anton recalls, Marini began sending long emails to his colleagues arguing that Trump, in his unscholarly way, might have the potential to force the constitutional order back into its proper limits. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2022 Some might find my use of historical sources to be selective and unscholarly. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 8 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unscholarly was in 1784

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“Unscholarly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unscholarly. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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