unceremonious

adjective un·cer·e·mo·ni·ous \ ˌən-ˌser-ə-ˈmō-nē-əs \
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

Definition of unceremonious

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

unceremoniously

adverb

unceremoniousness

noun

Examples of unceremonious in a Sentence

  1. His unceremonious dismissal by the new boss surprised everybody.

  2. my polite request was met with an unceremonious refusal

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First Known Use of unceremonious

1598

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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UNCEREMONIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of unceremonious for English Language Learners

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



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