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unseemly

[ uhn-seem-lee ]
/ ʌnˈsim li /
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adjective, un·seem·li·er, un·seem·li·est.

not seemly; not in keeping with established standards of taste or proper form; unbecoming or indecorous in appearance, speech, conduct, etc.: an unseemly act; unseemly behavior.
inappropriate for time or place: an unseemly hour.

adverb

in an unseemly manner.

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Origin of unseemly

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at un-1, seemly

synonym study for unseemly

1. See improper.

OTHER WORDS FROM unseemly

un·seem·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unseemly

unseemly
/ (ʌnˈsiːmlɪ) /

adjective

not in good style or taste; unbecoming
obsolete unattractive

adverb

rare in an unseemly manner

Derived forms of unseemly

unseemliness, noun
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