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

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 For years, until her unceremonious firing earlier this week , Lisa LaFlamme was a fixture in living rooms across Canada. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2022 Prior to that, off-court drama contributed to his unceremonious exits from both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 27 June 2022 Chapek’s decision to fire a long-standing and well-respected executive in the most unceremonious possible manner set off waves of bafflement and, for many, outrage — from the uppermost circles of Hollywood power to lower-echelon players. Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 June 2022 The transfer of his remains back to his home in the Aleutians was delayed and unceremonious. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 29 May 2022 In reflecting on his unceremonious departure from Boston, Sandoval wished for one thing: that fans could understand his side of the story. Khalin Kapoor, BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2022 Earl’s tenure in music came to an unceremonious end, with his better instincts souring and spoiling what could have been a crowning run with the Jim Carroll Band. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 19 July 2022 His unceremonious departure from WPP fueled the 77-year-old executive who, after leaving WPP, launched himself into a whirlwind of activity that led to S4’s rise. Nick Kostov, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, appeared in court Tuesday after his unceremonious arrest by Chinese Communist Party officials. Fox News, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unceremonious

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Sep 2022

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“Unceremonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unceremonious. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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