unseemliness


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Related to unseemliness: succinctly, forthcoming, inordinately, perpetually

un·seem·ly

 (ŭn-sēm′lē)
adj. un·seem·li·er, un·seem·li·est
1. Not in accord with accepted standards of decency or morality.
2. Not suited to the circumstances; inappropriate: took an unseemly amount of time to complete the project.
3. Unattractive; unsightly: "The point at which the walls of suburban houses meet the lawns is apparently unseemly and must be covered up with these stunted trees" (Amy Benson).
adv.
In an improper or inappropriate manner.

un·seem′li·ness n.
Synonyms: unseemly, improper, unbecoming, indelicate, indecent, indecorous
These adjectives mean not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper. What is unseemly reflects badly on one's manners or morals: an unseemly outburst; married in unseemly haste. Improper often refers to unethical conduct, a breach of etiquette, or morally offensive behavior: improper business practices; improper behavior at the dinner table. Unbecoming suggests what is beneath the standard implied by one's character or position: language unbecoming to an officer. Indelicate suggests immodesty, coarseness, or tactlessness: indelicate barnyard humor; an indelicate reference to the senator's family troubles. Indecent refers to what is considered crude or vulgar, especially with regard to sexual impropriety or sexually explicit material: an indecent proposal; indecent programming. Indecorous implies violation of propriety or decorum: an exposé of the author's indecorous past.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unseemliness - a lack of consideration for othersunseemliness - a lack of consideration for others  
indecorousness, indecorum - a lack of decorum
seemliness, grace - a sense of propriety and consideration for others; "a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace"

unseemliness

noun
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unseemliness

[ʌnˈsiːmlɪnɪs] Nlo indecoroso, falta f de decoro, impropiedad f

unseemliness

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And what a welter of unseemliness and disorder and stupidity and bad manners
Notwithstanding the revolting horror of the exhibition, Munro and Heyward flew toward the festering heap, endeavoring, with a love that no unseemliness could extinguish, to discover whether any vestiges of those they sought were to be seen among the tattered and many-colored garments.
there was added the womanish and old-maiden-like misery arising from a sense of unseemliness in her attire.
If we come here without fear of being turned out (as was threatened just now) because of the imperative tone of our demand, and the unseemliness of such a visit at this late hour
The problem with the marketing penetration of drug companies and insurers goes beyond simple unseemliness.
This has been all part of the craziness and unseemliness that has the rest of the world wondering if we have collectively lost our sanity.
Given that Atticus had quite recently warned him of the unseemliness of his previous financial arrangement with Caerellia, Cicero might have been more sensitive to any suggestion of an inappropriate relationship between himself and Caerellia.
The most oft-cited reasons were they needed to make payroll, or to avoid the unseemliness of making political donations while laying off employees in the fields.
Tonks draws our attention to how language can swell, rot, and bloat, and through such unseemliness register the precarious exchanges between inner and outer, spirit and world.
Charles II's court mistresses do not directly appear in Killigrew's verse, likely owing to the unseemliness of the women's promiscuity for an unmarried maid of honor at court like Killigrew.
Mark, like Mrs Eddy, has lived too long; and if James Brisben Walker [editor of Cosmopolitan] had been his friend & not been swayed into unseemliness by his passion for the dollar, he might have saved Mark the disgrace that comes from talking in public about something of which he is beautifully ignorant.
Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, real extremism -- measures or movements that menace the Constitution's architecture of ordered liberty -- is rare.