Definition of unkingly in English:


Pronunciation /(ˌ)ʌnˈkɪŋli/


  • 1Not in accordance with the position or character of a king; not appropriate to or suitable for a king; not regal.

  • 2Of a person: unlike a king; especially not behaving in a manner characteristic or worthy of a king; ignoble.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Paynell (d. ?1564), translator. From un- + kingly.