AskDefine | Define unseemly

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unseemly adj : 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" [syn: indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, uncomely, untoward]

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  1. Inconsistent with established standards of good form or taste.
    He was drunk and made some very unseemly comments.

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