unchivalrous


Also found in: Thesaurus.

unchivalrous

(ʌnˈʃɪvəlrəs)
adj
not gallant or courteous
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unchivalrous - offensively discourteousunchivalrous - offensively discourteous    
discourteous - showing no courtesy; rude; "a distant and at times discourteous young"
Translations

unchivalrous

[ˈʌnˈʃɪvəlrəs] ADJpoco caballeroso, poco caballeresco

unchivalrous

adjunritterlich; remarkungalant
References in classic literature ?
She had been told that, rough and brutal as they seemed just then, they were not like this all the year round, but were, in fact, quite civil persons save during certain weeks of autumn and winter, when, like the inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula, they ran amuck, and made it their purpose to destroy life--in this case harmless feathered creatures, brought into being by artificial means solely to gratify these propensities--at once so unmannerly and so unchivalrous towards their weaker fellows in Nature's teeming family.
I am afraid I took a rather unchivalrous delight in picturing your desire and resolve to go back eventually to your native jungle.
Although conventional weapons, such as bombs, artillery shells and firearms were more efficient killers than chemical agents (about three percent of soldiers died of gas poisoning), Gay said that the "poison gas was seen as a singular horror and its use was regarded as an unchivalrous departure from tradition.
Since the line they have drawn is not without a basis in reason," he continued, "we cannot give ear to the suggestion that the real impulse behind this legislation was an unchivalrous desire of male bartenders to try to monopolize the calling.
Then there's the cross-bow - state of the art military technology of the era and denounced as unchivalrous by the Pope.
Then there's the crossbow, state of the art military technology of the era and denounced as unchivalrous by the Pope.
464, 467 (1948) (upholding a law precluding all women other than the wife and daughter of a bar's owner from tending bar notwithstanding the possibility that "the real impulse behind this legislation was an unchivalrous desire of male bartenders to try to monopolize the calling").
So Blue Boy's unchivalrous attempts to demonise the lads' mag bimbo he shamelessly led on are patently unfair.
The use of missile weapons against armored knights was considered illegitimate and unchivalrous by some, as well as a destabilizing influence on the conduct of civilized warfare.
Even so, Paloma has found herself on the end of a punch from one unchivalrous gent.
Rushdie's intentions, like his ridiculous retort, is the definition of unchivalrous behavior," Rose said.
We had a male vice presidential candidate instructed to play dumb at a debate with a woman, lest he look unchivalrous.