unseemly

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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 ?
But let us now, as in bad plight, devise What best may for the present serve to hide The Parts of each from other, that seem most To shame obnoxious, and unseemliest seen, Some Tree whose broad smooth Leaves together sowd, And girded on our loyns, may cover round Those middle parts, that this new commer, Shame, There sit not, and reproach us as unclean.
Tasmania-based French sound artist Julia Drouhin makes the unthinkable possible with her latest project, an exploration of play in the ephemeral nature of sound through the use of the unseemliest, yet sweetest medium: chocolate.
Cover me, ye pines,/ Ye cedars, with innumerable boughs/ Hide me, where I may never see them more!/ But let us now, as in bad plight, devise/ What best may for the present serve to hide/ The parts of each from other, that seem most/ To shame obnoxious, and unseemliest seen;/ Some tree whose broad smooth leaves together sewed,/And girded on our loins, may cover round/Those middle parts, that this newcomer, Shame,/ There sit not, and reproach us as unclean [1098]