unparliamentary


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un·par·lia·men·ta·ry

 (ŭn′pär-lə-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē)
adj.
Not in accord with parliamentary procedure.

unparliamentary

(ˌʌnpɑːləˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
(Parliamentary Procedure) not consistent with parliamentary procedure or practice
ˌunparliaˈmentarily adv
ˌunparliaˈmentariness n

un•par•lia•men•ta•ry

(ˌʌn pɑr ləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri)

adj.
not in accordance with parliamentary law or practice.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unparliamentary - so rude and abusive as to be unsuitable for parliament
impolite - not polite
Translations

unparliamentary

[ˈʌnˌpɑːləˈmentərɪ] ADJantiparlamentario

unparliamentary

adj behaviour, languagenicht parlamentsfähig, der Würde des Parlamentes nicht entsprechend attr; procedureunparlamentarisch

unparliamentary

[ˌʌnpɑːləˈmɛntərɪ] adj (Brit) (language, behaviour) → non consono/a alla sede parlamentare
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This latter remark caused such a clamor that Fanny called the meeting to order in a most unparliamentary fashion.
Your language is unparliamentary and lacks the courtesy and consideration which are due to a colleague.
Weller into that company, begged to inform him that the word he had just made use of, was unparliamentary.
Dr Marc Alexander, director of Historical Thesaurus of English at the University of Glasgow, told the Press Association: "The term 'shut up' is so unparliamentary that it is used very rarely.
In West Champaran, another district which went to polls, the cops rained lathis blows on the female voters after being found breaking the queues, leaving some six of them injured while in Sitamarhi district, the voting was disrupted for some time after some RJD workers were accused of scribbling unparliamentary words against the Prime Minister inside a polling booth.
But, in her final appearance at the despatch box before losing Wirral West in last May's General Election, Ms McVey said: "John McDonnell came to my constituency and asked people - I know this is unparliamentary language - to 'lynch the b***' live in Wirral West.
Deve Gowda on Friday said everybody has the right to freedom of expression and speech but no unparliamentary words should be used against the prime minister.
Profumo was peremptorily summoned to the Tory Chief Whip's office to face the tyrannical Captain Margesson who berated the unrepentant Profumo in the most unparliamentary language: "And I can tell you this, you utterly contemptible little s***.
The subject matters of the written rulings were: unparliamentary language; misleading the House; improper use of Statements by Members and conduct of the Deputy Speaker.
Mr Cameron's over-the-top description of his opponent as "despicable" for having failed to rule out a coalition between Labour and the SNP really ought to have qualified as unparliamentary language in my book.
He fumed: "With all due respect and in the most unparliamentary language, f**k you deputy Stagg.
The PPP never tried to come into power through backdoors nor supported the antidemocratic forces to destabilise the democracy, the minister said and added that Imran Khan had shown no confidence on all constitutional institutions and was using unparliamentary language through his container politics.