Definition of ungallant in English:

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ungallant

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈɡal(ə)nt/
/ʌnɡəˈlant/

adjective

Not gallant: he was an ungallant swine for not coming to her aid
More example sentences
  • We refuse to rise to this slur on reputations of the likes of her and other undomestic goddesses; suffice to say that the ungallant man should be so lucky.
  • She establishes beyond doubt that he was a conceited careerist and ungallant husband, but doesn't necessarily prove that his work was ‘kitsch’ and ‘trash’.
  • I think it is probably polite just to ignore Mr Jowett's rather ungallant assertion that I am naïve and his suggestion that I am a hypocrite.

Derivatives

ungallantly

adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘She'll try to sleep with you,’ they said, somewhat ungallantly.
  • The clerk pauses to greet two bulkily clad, dot-faced women wary of crossing the slippery road, but ungallantly fails to raise his regulation top-hat.
  • Rumours circulated that other attempts to photograph the families together had been foiled when McConnell ungallantly jumped behind Wark.

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