I adjective base, boorish, coarse, crude, discreditable, disreputable, distasteful, gross, ignoble, improper, in bad taste, inappropriate, incongruous, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indecorus, indelicate, inelegant, offensive, out of character, out of place, preposterous, reprehensible, rude, shameful, unapt, unbecoming, unbefitting, undignified, undue, unfit, unfitting, ungenteel, unhandsome, unmanly, unmeet, unpraiseworthy, unpresentable, unrefined, unsightly, unsuitable, untasteful, vulgar, wrong II index blatant (obtrusive), brazen, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), disgraceful, disorderly, disproportionate, ill-advised, illicit, improper, inappropriate, inapt, inelegant, inept (inappropriate), notorious, objectionable, slipshod, unbecoming, uncouth, undesirable, undue (excessive), unfit, unprofessional, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, wrongful

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  • Unseemly — Un*seem ly, a. Not seemly; unbecoming; indecent. [1913 Webster] An unseemly outbreak of temper. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unseemly — Un*seem ly, adv. In an unseemly manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unseemly — [un sēm′lē] adj. not seemly; not decent or proper; unbecoming; indecorous adv. in an unseemly manner SYN. IMPROPER unseemliness n …   English World dictionary

  • unseemly — early 14c., unfitting, indecent, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SEEMLY (Cf. seemly). Cf. O.N. usoemiligr …   Etymology dictionary

  • unseemly — *indecorous, improper, unbecoming, indecent, indelicate Analogous words: unfitting, unsuitable, inappropriate (see UNFIT): incongruous, incompatible, inconsistent, *inconsonant Antonyms: seemly …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unseemly — [adj] improper; in bad taste cheap, coarse, crude, discreditable, disreputable, inappropriate, inapt, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, inelegant, inept, in poor taste, malapropos, malodorous, out of keeping, out of place, poor,… …   New thesaurus

  • unseemly — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of behaviour or actions) not proper or appropriate. DERIVATIVES unseemliness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unseemly — unseemliness, n. /un seem lee/, adj., unseemlier, unseemliest, adv. adj. 1. not seemly; not in keeping with established standards of taste or proper form; unbecoming or indecorous in appearance, speech, conduct, etc.: an unseemly act; unseemly… …   Universalium

  • unseemly — adj. (formal) unseemly to + inf. (it was unseemly of them to show up at the reception without an invitation) * * * [ʌn siːmlɪ] (formal) unseemly to + inf. (it was unseemly of them to show up at the reception without an invitation) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unseemly — [[t]ʌnsi͟ːmli[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone s behaviour is unseemly, you disapprove of it because it is not polite or not suitable for a particular situation or occasion. [LITERARY] It would be unseemly for judges to… …   English dictionary

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