Definition of seemly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsiːmli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːmli//
(old-fashioned or formal)
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appropriate for a particular social situation It was not considered seemly to talk in such a way in front of the children. opposite unseemly Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse sœmiligr, from soemr ‘fitting’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: seemly