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.

Origin of unseemly:

1250–1300

un•seem′li•ness(n.)

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"

Wiktionary

  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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