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  • 1 Unseemly — Un*seem ly, a. Not seemly; unbecoming; indecent. [1913 Webster] An unseemly outbreak of temper. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Unseemly — Un*seem ly, adv. In an unseemly manner. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 unseemly — [un sēm′lē] adj. not seemly; not decent or proper; unbecoming; indecorous adv. in an unseemly manner SYN. IMPROPER unseemliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 unseemly — I adjective base, boorish, coarse, crude, discreditable, disreputable, distasteful, gross, ignoble, improper, in bad taste, inappropriate, incongruous, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indecorus, indelicate, inelegant, offensive, out of character …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 unseemly — early 14c., unfitting, indecent, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SEEMLY (Cf. seemly). Cf. O.N. usoemiligr …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 unseemly — *indecorous, improper, unbecoming, indecent, indelicate Analogous words: unfitting, unsuitable, inappropriate (see UNFIT): incongruous, incompatible, inconsistent, *inconsonant Antonyms: seemly …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 unseemly — [adj] improper; in bad taste cheap, coarse, crude, discreditable, disreputable, inappropriate, inapt, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, inelegant, inept, in poor taste, malapropos, malodorous, out of keeping, out of place, poor,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 unseemly — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of behaviour or actions) not proper or appropriate. DERIVATIVES unseemliness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 unseemly — unseemliness, n. /un seem lee/, adj., unseemlier, unseemliest, adv. adj. 1. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 10 unseemly — adj. (formal) unseemly to + inf. (it was unseemly of them to show up at the reception without an invitation) * * * [ʌn siːmlɪ] (formal) unseemly to + inf. (it was unseemly of them to show up at the reception without an invitation) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 unseemly — [[t]ʌnsi͟ːmli[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone s behaviour is unseemly, you disapprove of it because it is not polite or not suitable for a particular situation or occasion. [LITERARY] It would be unseemly for judges to… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 unseemly — I. adjective Date: 14th century not seemly: as a. not according with established standards of good form or taste < unseemly bickering > b. not suitable for time or place ; inappropriate, unseasonable Synonyms: see indecorous • unseemliness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 unseemly — un|seem|ly [ʌnˈsi:mli] adj formal unseemly behaviour is not polite or not suitable for a particular occasion ▪ Ann thought it unseemly to kiss her husband in public …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 unseemly — un|seem|ly [ ʌn simli ] adjective FORMAL unseemly behavior is embarrassing or upsets people because it is not appropriate in a particular situation: They descended into an unseemly argument about money …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 unseemly — adjective formal unseemly behaviour is not polite or not suitable for a particular occasion: Ann thought it unseemly to kiss her husband in public. unseemliness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 unseemly — UK [ʌnˈsiːmlɪ] / US [ʌnˈsɪmlɪ] adjective formal unseemly behaviour is embarrassing or upsets people because it is not suitable in a particular situation They descended into a rather unseemly argument about money …

    English dictionary

  • 17 unseemly — adjective Inconsistent with established standards of good form or taste. He was drunk and made some very unseemly comments. Ant: seemly See Also: unseemliness …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 unseemly — adj. Unseemly is used with these nouns: ↑conduct, ↑haste, ↑squabble …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 unseemly — adjective their unseemly behavior at Donna s baby shower Syn: improper, unbecoming, unfitting, unbefitting, unworthy, undignified, indiscreet, indelicate, indecorous, ungentlemanly, unladylike Ant: decorous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 unseemly — [ʌnˈsiːmli] adj formal unseemly behaviour is not suitable and is embarrassing or upsetting …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English