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
(adj.)not seemly; not in keeping with accepted standards of taste or proper form.
inappropriate for time or place.
(adv.)in an unseemly manner.
* Syn: See improper.
Origin of unseemly:
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"
Inconsistent with established standards of good form or taste.
He was drunk and made some very unseemly comments.
Origin: From unsemli, probably from a partial translation of úsǽmiligr, equivalent to . Cognate with ósæmileg, usømmelig, usømmeligt.
not seemly; unbecoming; indecent
in an unseemly manner
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