ungallant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ungallant offensively discourteous
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ungallant Not gallant; uncourtly to ladies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ungallant un-gal′ant not gallant or courteous to women
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Usage

In literature:

This would be as unfair as it is ungallant.
"Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General Originally Published In Blackwood's Magazine - 1864" by Charles Lever
Very ungallantly the ladies have been left to the last; but now the last shall be first, although it is difficult to do the subject justice.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
But it seemed ungallant to be in such haste to deny the responsibility.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Bobtail sprang to the halyard, ungallantly turning his back to the young ladies.
"Little Bobtail" by Oliver Optic
Cuthbert was a great saint doubtless, but an extremely ungallant man.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
But these reproaches would leave my withers quite ungalled.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
But we are deserting our young virtuoso most ungallantly.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
But the man, unwilling ungallantly to offend a lady, turned his horse to the bank, and she sprang up lightly behind him.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
I would not be so ungallant as to have beauty toil for me.
"The Valor of Cappen Varra" by Poul William Anderson
The portion of the elder being double that of the other explains this ungallant proceeding.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
Loris; you are growing ungallant.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
All three countries would have reason to resent such an ungallant slight from Rhaetia.
"The Princess Virginia" by C. N. Williamson
Among these Lambert recognized Tom Hargus, the young man who had made the ungallant attempt to pass Vesta Philbrook's gate with his father.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
My answer, if it was lame and ungallant to such a challenge, was at least perfectly honest.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
Over which is the ladies' gallery, where the view is ungallantly obstructed by a grating.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
Neither Marian nor Alice could move him from this ungallant resolve.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
I think it was the bank-porter that put me from this ungallant train of thought.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Thee would not insinuate anything so ungallant, would thee, Captain Johnson?
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
Schiller also, in whom she much delighted, was ungallant enough to dislike her extremely.
"Home Life of Great Authors" by Hattie Tyng Griswold
Sir, you are a most ungallant and deficient young man.
"Quality Street" by J. M. Barrie
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In poetry:

NISIDA.
Not so ungallantly surely
Wilt thou act, as not to see
One who comes to speak with thee?
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"Hunter! leave the mountain-chase!
Take the falchion from its place!
Let the wolf go free to-day,
Leave him for a nobler prey!
Let the deer ungall'd sweep by,—
Arm thee! Britain's foes are nigh!"
"The Bended Bow" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
We know his people great and strong;
On such as these we cast no slur;
Our wonder is that they so long
Suffer ungalled his bit and spur.
'Tis with no heart of joy that we
Arise to smite them on the sea.
"The Man Forsworn " by William Watson