unmannerliness love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being unmannerly; want of good manners; breach of civility; rudeness of behavior.

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  • noun The quality of being unmannerly; rudeness.


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unmannerly +‎ -ness


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  • ‘O my mistress, I confess to the hoary hairs, but as for impudent airs, I think not to be guilty of unmannerliness.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Rejoined the youth, “Verily thine unmannerliness hath made thee known to me, in that thou spakest to me, without beginning by the salutation.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • So the broker took her and carried her away from before him and fared, saying, “By Allah, all my life long, since I have plied this profession never set I eyes on the like of thee for unmannerliness nor aught more curst to me than thy star, for thou hast cut off my livelihood this day and I have gained no profit by thee save cuffs on the neck-nape and catching by the collar!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Far from being the pillar of society, knightly honor affords a sure asylum, in general for dishonesty and wickedness, and also for small incivilities, want of consideration and unmannerliness.

    The Wisdom of Life 2004

  • This unmannerliness recalled to my recollection the many receptions of this kind to which I have now so often been exposed, and I could not forbear uttering aloud my indignation at the inhospitality of the English.

    Travels in England in 1782 2004

  • He had meant by such unmannerliness to make himself a reputation for grandeur.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom Thomas Edward 2003

  • And if you used some sharpness and importunity with the slothful, would you think that man was in his wits who would take it ill of you, and accuse you of pride, selfconceitedness, or unmannerliness, to presume to talk so saucily to your fellow-workmen, or that should tell you that you wrong them by diminishing their reputation?

    The Reformed Pastor 1615-1691 1974

  • Mr. Vetch did his best to soothe his angry spouse; I fear he suffered a good deal at times from her unmannerliness, though to be sure she was an excellent housewife and had a heart of gold.

    Humphrey Bold A Story of the Times of Benbow Herbert Strang

  • On another occasion he showed the same unmannerliness to Cobden himself.

    Peace Theories and the Balkan War Norman Angell 1919

  • Though children, when little, should not be much perplexed with rules and ceremonious parts of breeding, yet there is a sort of unmannerliness very apt to grow up with young people, if not early restrained, and that is, a forwardness to interrupt others that are speaking; and to stop them with some contradiction.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 141-150 1909


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