Definitions for unseemlyʌnˈsim li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•seem•ly*ʌnˈsim li(adj.; adv.)-li•er, -li•est

  1. (adj.)not seemly; not in keeping with accepted standards of taste or proper form.

  2. inappropriate for time or place.

  3. (adv.)in an unseemly manner.

* Syn: See improper.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untoward(adj)

    not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

    "was buried with indecent haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"


  1. unseemly(Adjective)

    Inconsistent with established standards of good form or taste.

    He was drunk and made some very unseemly comments.

  2. Origin: From unsemli, probably from a partial translation of úsǽmiligr, equivalent to . Cognate with ósæmileg, usømmelig, usømmeligt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unseemly(adj)

    not seemly; unbecoming; indecent

  2. Unseemly(adverb)

    in an unseemly manner


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