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unseemly

[ uhn-seem-lee ]
/ 蕦n藞sim li /
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adjective, un路seem路li路er, un路seem路li路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鈥1300; see origin at un-1, seemly

synonym study for unseemly

1. See improper.

OTHER WORDS FROM unseemly

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

unseemly
/ (蕦n藞si藧ml瑟) /

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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