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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.
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unseemly

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

unseemly

[ʌnˈsiːmlɪ] ADJ (gen) → mal visto; [behaviour] → impropio, indecoroso
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[ʌnˈsiːmli] adjinconvenant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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[ʌnˈsiːmlɪ] adj (pej) → sconveniente, indecoroso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Jennifer and I persuaded ourselves that such shirking was justified only if what we saved on breakfasts and lunches was spent on a fancy dinner or two, where the Degree of Difficulty in Dining with Dignity would compensate for the Hilton's unseemlier perks.