unseemly


unseemly

adjective, un·seem·li·er, un·seem·li·est.

  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 behavior.
  2. inappropriate for time or place: an unseemly hour.

adverb

  1. in an unseemly manner.

adjective

  1. not in good style or taste; unbecoming
  2. obsolete unattractive

adverb

  1. rare in an unseemly manner

adj.early 14c., “unfitting, indecent,” from un- (1) “not” + seemly. Cf. Old Norse usoemiligr.

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