adjective, un·seem·li·er, un·seem·li·est.
Origin of unseemly
Examples from the Web for unseemly
Dean Naoum, for one, thinks the conflict has reduced the city to an unseemly spectacle.The Gaza War Has Left Jerusalem More Divided Than Ever|Peter Schwartzstein|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only the unworldly could still think this was, at its worst, only an unseemly platonic relationship rather than a serious bonding.
But it betrays a stunning lack of historical awareness and an unseemly lack of faith.The Chicken Littles Are Wrong: Environmental Regulations Always Spur Innovation|Daniel Gross|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Loud, overbearing, and unseemly, he is the very personification of the human id in a mock turtleneck and gold chain.‘Ray Donovan’: Is the Liev Schreiber–Led Showtime Drama The Next ‘Sopranos’?|Jace Lacob|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So is it unseemly to therefore flip it back to the Dems and ask, “Whither go the bros?”
"Lady Ursula, this is most unseemly," she said as coldly as she could.The Tangled Skein|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
To-night, sitting here, the picture of Miss Hamm upon horseback persists in the retina of my brain as a far from unseemly vision.Fibble, D. D.|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
But Phœbus Apollo came down to guard it, and he spread over it his golden shield to keep away all unseemly things.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
Those bodies which escaped entire neglect were burnt or buried without the customary mourning, and with unseemly carelessness.
It would be unseemly, as it would be unjust, if he were to conceal the circumstances under which these works had been constructed.Railway Adventures and Anecdotes|Various