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unceremonious

[uhn-ser-uh-moh-nee-uh s] /ˌʌn sɛr əˈmoʊ ni əs/
adjective
1.
discourteously abrupt; hasty; rude:
He made an unceremonious departure in the middle of my speech.
2.
without ceremony or formalities; informal.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; un-1 + ceremonious
Related forms
unceremoniously, adverb
unceremoniousness, noun
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  • If their team loses, they get unceremoniously dumped.
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  • Conception and unceremoniously deposited the survey crew ashore with all their gear.
British Dictionary definitions for unceremoniously

unceremonious

/ˌʌnsɛrɪˈməʊnɪəs/
adjective
1.
without ceremony; informal, abrupt, rude, or undignified
Derived Forms
unceremoniously, adverb
unceremoniousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unceremoniously

unceremonious

adj.

1580s, from un- (1) "not" + ceremonious. Related: Unceremoniously.

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