un·​cer·​e·​mo·​ni·​ous | \ ˌən-ˌser-ə-ˈmō-nē-əs How to pronounce unceremonious (audio) \

Definition of unceremonious

1 : not ceremonious : informal
2 : abrupt, rude an unceremonious dismissal

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Other Words from unceremonious

unceremoniously adverb
unceremoniousness noun

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Examples of unceremonious in a Sentence

His unceremonious dismissal by the new boss surprised everybody. my polite request was met with an unceremonious refusal
Recent Examples on the Web There was only seven minutes and eight second of overtime and the heartbreak of a golden goal to bring the season to an unceremonious end. Jeremy Price, The Indianapolis Star, 18 May 2021 The Oregon high school football six-game season came to an unceremonious end earlier this month with no playoffs. oregonlive, 23 Apr. 2021 That last Friday’s announcement came as an unceremonious post in the Logitech support forums perhaps speaks to just how little the company has valued Harmony in recent years. Brian Barrett, Wired, 18 Apr. 2021 In the fall there was superstar James Harden’s unceremonious exit. Lee Mathews, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 WeWork is now going public in a new merger, two years after its first disastrous attempt ended in controversy, financial loss, and Neumann’s unceremonious removal. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 2 Apr. 2021 The statues’ unceremonious removal also highlights an area where preservationists might turn their attention to: Modernist artwork at NYCHA sites. Diana Budds, Curbed, 9 Mar. 2021 According to what Christopher told TVLine one year after his character's unceremonious write-off, he also wasn't thrilled with the way SVU handled things. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 2 Apr. 2021 Given how seismic Stabler’s departure was for the series and its devoted audience, his farewell is unceremonious — almost as if the producers were holding out hope for a last-minute contract resolution that never came to fruition. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unceremonious

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 May 2021

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“Unceremonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unceremonious. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unceremonious

: happening or done very suddenly and quickly with no effort to be careful or polite

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