Definitions for unseemlyʌnˈsim li
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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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country.
Do not allow children to mix drinks. It is unseemly and they use too much vermouth.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
When I saw the dirty, unseemly side of all of that up close as we were working on that case, I started asking my investigators how serious this problem is domestically, like a lot of other Utahns, I was not aware of what was going on under our own noses.
It is unseemly for the taxpayers who fund the museum to be forced to play a role in rehabilitating Cosby's image. the National Museum of African Art is aware of the recent revelations about Bill Cosby’s behavior. The museum in no way condones this behavior.
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