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



BrE BrE//ʌnˈsiːmli//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈsiːmli//
(old-fashioned or formal)
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(of behaviour, etc.) not polite or suitable for a particular situation synonym improper opposite seemlyExtra examples He had become embroiled in an unseemly dispute with the club president. It was considered unseemly to talk in such a way in front of the children. There followed an unseemly rush for the exits.
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