unchivalrous


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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"
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unchivalrous

[ˈʌnˈʃɪvəlrəs] ADJpoco caballeroso, poco caballeresco

unchivalrous

adjunritterlich; remarkungalant
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I am afraid I took a rather unchivalrous delight in picturing your desire and resolve to go back eventually to your native jungle.
"It looks very unchivalrous. But that's merely his want of tact.
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 hate to seem unchivalrous ...' 'We're looking for a lost child.' 'I regret, I have seen no lost child.' 'What's going on up here?' Torchlight painted Isolde's face with flickering yellow.
Foakes had already made a big intervention with a contentious stumping of Andrew Balbirnie that straddled a line between inspired, opportunistic and unchivalrous.
"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," wrote Justice Felix Frankfurter (the same justice who later refused to hire Ginsburg as a clerk).
These ethnic groups were deemed to possess the qualities of loyal soldiers of the Empire, in stark contrast to the bookish, effeminate Bengali "babus" and the "devious Marathas" who, through their 'unmanly' and 'unchivalrous' guerrilla tactics of war, became "the most dangerous enemies" of the British.
IT'S unchivalrous to refer to a lady's age, but the composer Roxanna Panufnik is proudly celebrating her 50th birthday this year, already with new CD releases (one recorded by Ex Cathedra) and a world premiere at the Last Night of the Proms.
Although widely used throughout the medieval battlefield, the crossbow remained for the most part an unsuitable weapon for noble acclaim due to its reputation as being "unchivalrous" (Jones 48).
The unchivalrous quest takes the Spanish anti-hero to circle the world for over two years in search of a "fictional" character, turning him into the center of all mockery (Waley "Introduction" li).
In fact, what the malignant tandem did to Grace Poe was, at the very least, unchivalrous.
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."