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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.

unseemly

(ʌnˈsiːmlɪ)
adj
1. not in good style or taste; unbecoming
2. obsolete unattractive
adv
rare in an unseemly manner
unˈseemliness n

un•seem•ly

(ʌnˈsim li)

adj. , -li•er, -li•est,
adv. adj.
1. not seemly; not in keeping with accepted standards of taste or proper form.
2. inappropriate for time or place.
adv.
3. in an unseemly manner.
[1250–1300]
un•seem′li•ness, n.
syn: See improper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unseemly - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite societyunseemly - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society; "was buried with indecent haste"; "indecorous behavior"; "language unbecoming to a lady"; "unseemly to use profanity"; "moved to curb their untoward ribaldry"
improper - not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course"

unseemly

unseemly

adjective
Translations

unseemly

[ʌnˈsiːmlɪ] ADJ (gen) → mal visto; [behaviour] → impropio, indecoroso

unseemly

[ʌnˈsiːmli] adjinconvenant(e)

unseemly

unseemly

[ʌnˈsiːmlɪ] adj (pej) → sconveniente, indecoroso/a
References in classic literature ?
began Amy, gesticulating with unseemly energy, but she got no further, for Jo quenched her by slamming down the window.
For an instant the mother stood, like a statue of despair, looking wildly down at the unseemly object, which had so lately nestled in her bosom and smiled in her face; and then she raised her eyes and countenance toward heaven, as if calling on God to curse the perpetrator of the foul deed.
But, as the little personage could not be induced to approach near enough to explain himself, Phoebe concluded that he had been frightened, on some of his visits to the shop, by her cousin Hepzibah; for the good lady's manifestations, in truth, ran about an equal chance of scaring children out of their wits, or compelling them to unseemly laughter.
The young clergyman, after a few hours of privacy, was sensible that the disorder of his nerves had hurried him into an unseemly outbreak of temper, which there had been nothing in the physician's words to excuse or palliate.
All this unseemly rage and row about such a - a - Dorcas, I never saw you carry on like this before.
Secrets that few would like to scrutinise were bred and hidden in mountains of unseemly rags, masses of corrupted fat, and sepulchres of bones.
Miss Murdstone cast down her eyes, shook her head as if protesting against this unseemly interruption, and with frowning dignity resumed:
Was shee thy God, that her thou didst obey Before his voice, or was shee made thy guide, Superior, or but equal, that to her Thou did'st resigne thy Manhood, and the Place Wherein God set thee above her made of thee, And for thee, whose perfection farr excell'd Hers in all real dignitie: Adornd She was indeed, and lovely to attract Thy Love, not thy Subjection, and her Gifts Were such as under Government well seem'd, Unseemly to beare rule, which was thy part And person, had'st thou known thy self aright.
Gabriel put on a stupid look and pretended not to understand the private secretary's unseemly outburst.
growled the friar, "who comes here at this unseemly hour?
Possibly in a land of misrule like Thessaly he may be welcomed at first, and the unseemly narrative of his escape will be regarded by the inhabitants as an amusing tale.
As for the scandal that would befall the Circular Class if the frivolous and unseemly conduct of the Women were imputed to them, and as to the consequent subversion of the Constitution, the Female Sex could not be expected to give a thought to these considerations.