genocide especially ladylike

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Harry and Eggsy demands Poppy a code which can save the world from the virus:

Harry: You're going to give us the code.
Poppy: Or what? 'Cause you don't seem like the kind of gentleman who would hurt a lady.
Harry: Perhaps not. Call me old-fashioned... I don't consider genocide especially ladylike.

What is the meaning of "genocide especially ladylike"? Does it mean all ladylike are genocides?

Source: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
 
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I don't consider genocide [to be] especially ladylike.
 

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Harry and Eggsy demand from Poppy a code which can save
the world from the virus:

Harry: You're going to give us the code.

Poppy: Or what? 'Cause you don't seem like the kind of gentleman who would hurt a lady.

Harry: Perhaps not. Call me old-fashioned. I don't consider genocide especially ladylike.

What is the meaning of "genocide especially ladylike"?

Does it mean all ladylike are genocides?

No. Ladylike is not a noun. It's an adjective. Genocide is usually singular.

You need to look up ladylike and genocide.


Source: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

He doesn't think she's a lady. A lady is a polite, refined, well-bred woman. A lady would not commit genocide.

So he's saying that he wouldn't hurt a lady but he would hurt Poppy. She's no lady. If she were, she wouldn't commit genocide.
 

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I think the first sentence of post #1 does that.
 

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Harry and Eggsy demand that Poppy hand over a code which can save the world from a [STRIKE]the[/STRIKE] virus....
See above. Hand over is in the subjunctive mood used here in American English. I think most British English speakers would use the indicative, hands over.
 

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This BrE speaker would use the subjunctive there.
 

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This one wouldn't.
 

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They are probably talking about a specific virus, so the virus is appropriate here.
 
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