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Word for Gentleman Not Speaking Badly of a Lady

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 03:55 pm
I can't think of the word.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 04:58 pm
@gollum,
Forbearance?
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Tryagain
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 05:03 pm
@gollum,
Decorum?
gollum
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 05:29 pm
@Tryagain,
Tryagain and Roger-

Thank you but not the word I am looking for.

The word I am looking for, comes up if a man says something perhaps to take blame away from himself by saying something compromising about a lady.

After he says it people may turn to him and say that's not [the word].

I think that the word begins with the letter R.

It came to mind today when I read of a congressman charged with stealing from his campaign fund. His response was to blame his wife!

Not [R-word].
gollum
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 06:32 pm
@gollum,
Gallant
knaivete
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 07:06 pm
@gollum,
https://www.thedailybeast.com/rep-duncan-hunter-appears-to-blame-wife-for-misused-campaign-funds

Looks like the R word you wanted was Republican.

Have you considered posting crossword puzzle questions?
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 07:11 pm
@gollum,
https://cdn.ricochet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/GandG4.jpg

Be like Gallant!
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Mon 2 Dec, 2019 11:12 pm
@gollum,
Sexism?

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glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2019 12:27 am
@gollum,
I have heard "he was quite the gentleman" or "very reserved", "very refined, reputable or gallant

That's about all I can drum up right now
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2019 12:29 am
@gollum,
gollum wrote:

It came to mind today when I read of a congressman charged with stealing from his campaign fund. His response was to blame his wife!

Reprehensible?
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goodgod
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2019 08:23 am
@gollum,
Mansplaining.
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hightor
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2019 08:30 am
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His response was to blame his wife!

That's not cricket.
gollum
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2019 10:28 am
@hightor,
Thanks for everyone's help. I have the answer: gallant.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 3 Dec, 2019 01:08 pm
@gollum,
I just double checked... Gallant generally means fashionable, as in finely dressed. I think you can be gallant while you are speaking badly of a "lady" (although any aspersions you cast upon her character should uphold the standards of good grammar and diction)
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