uncourtliness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

uncourtly +‎ -ness

NounEdit

uncourtliness (uncountable)

  1. Lack of courtliness; rudeness; rusticity.
    • 1710, John Dryden, The Whig-Examiner No. 5
      notwithstanding the uncourtliness of their phrases , the sense was very honest

AntonymsEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for uncourtliness in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)