discourteously abrupt; hasty; rude: He made an unceremonious departure in the middle of my speech.
without ceremony or formalities; informal.
- un·cer·e·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverb
- un·cer·e·mo·ni·ous·ness, noun
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How to use unceremonious in a sentence
The most ambitious of those bills died unceremonious deaths, but they lived on in two scaled back versions — SB 9 and SB 10 — that passed the Legislature this summer and were signed by the governor just days after he survived the recall.Politics Report: As Faulconer’s Political Career Lays Dying | Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis | September 18, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
To mark the unceremonious occasion, VOSD photogs Adriana Heldiz and Megan Wood compiled a series of images that demonstrate how life in San Diego and beyond has been altered.
But life itself is messy and unceremonious; it cannot stop too long for death without losing itself to the undertow.
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? | Marina Watts | March 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Eleanor Clift | February 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I am afraid this is an unceremonious hour for a call, but my sense of beauty urged me hither in defiance of convention.First Plays | A. A. Milne
It was a slap-dash style—unceremonious, free, and easy—an American style.
After they had forced themselves into her presence, they did not scruple to address her in the most unceremonious manner.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) | Maria Edgeworth
I—I ought to apologise for dropping in on you in this—ah—unceremonious way—but I acted, I may say—ah—on a sudden impulse.The Brass Bottle | F. Anstey
It is bad enough that the wedding should be so hurried and unceremonious, without our keeping away from it in addition.Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for unceremonious
without ceremony; informal, abrupt, rude, or undignified
- unceremoniously, adverb
- unceremoniousness, noun
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