unseemly

[uhn-seem-lee]
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; Middle English; see un-1, seemly

unseemliness, noun


1. unbefitting, inappropriate. See improper.
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unseemly (ʌnˈsiːmlɪ)
 
adj
1.  not in good style or taste; unbecoming
2.  obsolete unattractive
 
adv
3.  rare in an unseemly manner
 
un'seemliness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

unseemly
early 14c., "unfitting, indecent," from un- (1) "not" + seemly. Cf. O.N. usoemiligr.
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Example sentences
The last three weeks of the campaign were particularly unseemly.
It's all a bit unseemly and provides incentives of a non-scholarly nature.
His search for political opportunity took him into unseemly alliances with
  military leaders.
As such it is unseemly for the untrained to claim that certain sciences are
  less so than others.
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