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.
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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"
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unseemliness

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unseemliness

[ʌnˈsiːmlɪnɪs] Nlo indecoroso, falta f de decoro, impropiedad f
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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.
Could she have understood this fact, it would have brought her some little comfort; for, to all her other troubles, --strange to say!--there was added the womanish and old-maiden-like misery arising from a sense of unseemliness in her attire.
There are jests which you would be ashamed to make yourself, and yet on the comic stage, or indeed in private, when you hear them, you are greatly amused by them, and are not at all disgusted at their unseemliness;-- the case of pity is repeated;--there is a principle in human nature which is disposed to raise a laugh, and this which you once restrained by reason, because you were afraid of being thought a buffoon, is now let out again; and having stimulated the risible faculty at the theatre, you are betrayed unconsciously to yourself into playing the comic poet at home.
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
Their badness, however, does not extend to the point of utter depravity; rather, ridiculousness is a particular form of the shameful and may be described as the kind of error and unseemliness that is not painful or destructive."
The unseemliness of this little family project becomes more splendid if you consider the familiar names being endorsed by Hugpong ng Pagbabago, the new Davao-based political party with the presidential daughter, Mayor Sara Duterte, as its head.
And when weighing the spousal privilege "in light of reason and experience" under Federal Rule of Evidence 501, the panel ultimately agreed with the lower court judge and several sister circuits in determining that a joint participant exception is incongruous with the modern justifications underlying that privilege fostering the harmony and sanctity of the marriage relationship and avoiding the unseemliness of compelling one spouse to testify against the other in criminal proceedings.
The problem with the marketing penetration of drug companies and insurers goes beyond simple unseemliness. At the patient-care level, when insurance companies demand authorizations prior to agreeing to pay for treatment, they are dictating what care we receive.
Even then, I now realized, the Catholic Church had started me off, subtly stressing the unseemliness of openly expressed emotion by males.
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.