What does unseemly mean?

Definitions for unseemly
ʌnˈsim liun·seem·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, unseemly, untowardadjective

    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. unseemlyadjective

    Inconsistent with established standards of good form or taste.

    He was drunk and made some very unseemly comments.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unseemlyadjective

    not seemly; unbecoming; indecent

  2. Unseemlyadverb

    in an unseemly manner

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  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

Examples of unseemly in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Vadum:

    The Cosby art collection displayed in the National Museum of African Art serves as part of this man's public relations offensive while the public battle over his misdeeds rages, it is unseemly for the taxpayers who fund the museum to be forced to play a role in rehabilitating Cosby's image.

  2. Roger Pilon:

    Today, of course, the redistributive powers of Congress are everywhere -- except in the Constitution. The result is the feeding frenzy that is modern Washington, the Hobbesian war of all against all as each tries to get his share and more of the common pot the tax system fills. ... It is unseemly and wrong. More than that, it is unconstitutional, whatever the slim and cowed majority on the New Deal Court may have said.

  3. Adolf Hitler:

    We are Socialists, we are enemies of the capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.

  4. Homer:

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

  5. 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.

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