- discourteously abrupt; hasty; rude: He made an unceremonious departure in the middle of my speech.
- without ceremony or formalities; informal.
Origin of unceremonious
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Examples from the Web for unceremonious
But life itself is messy and unceremonious; it cannot stop too long for death without losing itself to the undertow.Memorial Days After Mourning Has Passed
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See how it ranks against these other examples of actors returning to shows years after unceremonious exits.How Awkward Will Isaiah Washington’s Return to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Be?
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Hundreds of military careers were brought to an unceremonious end, books were written, and there was a TV film.‘The Invisible War’ Spurs Action Against Military Rape
February 23, 2013
However, he at once apologised for his unceremonious intrusion.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
And to what mishap do you attribute Mademoiselle's so unceremonious departure?The Inn at the Red Oak
Mrs. Madden was indignant at this unceremonious manner of arranging matters.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
The exclamation was caused by the unceremonious suddenness of Mr. Bangs' exit.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
On the contrary, he had cut their acquaintance in the most unceremonious manner.The Giraffe Hunters
- without ceremony; informal, abrupt, rude, or undignified
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Word Origin and History for unceremonious
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