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unseemly

[uhn-seem-lee] /ʌnˈsim li/
adjective, unseemlier, unseemliest.
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
3.
in an unseemly manner.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see un-1, seemly
Related forms
unseemliness, noun
Synonyms
1. unbefitting, inappropriate. See improper.
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British Dictionary definitions for un seemliness

unseemly

/ʌnˈsiːmlɪ/
adjective
1.
not in good style or taste; unbecoming
2.
(obsolete) unattractive
adverb
3.
(rare) in an unseemly manner
Derived Forms
unseemliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un seemliness

unseemly

adj.

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

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