unceremonious

[ uhn-ser-uh-moh-nee-uh s ]
/ ˌʌn sɛr əˈmoʊ ni əs /

adjective

discourteously abrupt; hasty; rude: He made an unceremonious departure in the middle of my speech.
without ceremony or formalities; informal.

Nearby words

  1. uncase,
  2. uncaused,
  3. unceasing,
  4. unceasingly,
  5. uncensored,
  6. unceremoniously,
  7. uncertain,
  8. uncertainty,
  9. uncertainty principle,
  10. uncertificated share

Origin of unceremonious

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + ceremonious

Related formsun·cer·e·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverbun·cer·e·mo·ni·ous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unceremonious

unceremonious

/ (ˌʌnsɛrɪˈməʊnɪəs) /

adjective

without ceremony; informal, abrupt, rude, or undignified
Derived Formsunceremoniously, adverbunceremoniousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unceremonious

unceremonious

adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + ceremonious. Related: Unceremoniously.

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