What does unseemly mean?

Definitions for unseemlyʌnˈsim li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unseemly.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unseemly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unseemly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Homer:

    It is not unseemly for a man to die fighting in defense of his country.

  2. Steve Allen:

    Do not allow children to mix drinks. It is unseemly and they use too much vermouth.

  3. Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire:

    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.

  4. Sean Reyes:

    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.

  5. The Smithsonian:

    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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