[ UK /ʌnsˈiːmli/ ]
[ US /ənˈsimɫi/ ]
  1. not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
    indecorous behavior
    was buried with indecent haste
    indecorous behavior
    moved to curb their untoward ribaldry
    unseemly to use profanity
    language unbecoming to a lady
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How To Use unseemly In A Sentence

  • People followed these advanced thinkers with unseemly haste. Times, Sunday Times
  • How could he simply throw in the towel - not with a bang but a whimper - and in such an unseemly way?
  • Dreadful!" moaned Sister Ann. "Adnah goes about sighing all the day, and looks over-long in the mirror, and takes unseemly pains with her dressing, and does up her hair with flowers, and has feverishly pink cheeks, and likes to sit in a corner and brood, and takes long walks by herself, and especially, _especially_, seems fond of moonlight! The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)
  • The strapping prevented any unseemly bulges, while keeping the smooth line of the tight trousers that were fashionable at the time.
  • However, to avoid an unseemly political spat, both Kiely and McEllistrim have been selected.
  • Actually, it is rank partisanship of the most unseemly kind.
  • Therefore it would be unseemly for Parliament to vote money for a member of the royal family.
  • Their ill-tempered personalisation of the controversy through sourly self-justificatory sound-bites merely brought broadcasting disputation to an unseemly new low.
  • It would follow, then, that Christ's body was corruptible, which is unseemly. Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition
  • In your descriptions of the personality of Moscow, you use the Russian word "naglost," which I believe translates as "an unseemly blend of arrogance and shamelessness. Scenes From Russian Life
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