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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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 The season's unceremonious finale taught Macias valuable life lessons on and off the field. Dana Scott, azcentral, "Saluting Seniors: Raymond Kellis softball's Lexy Macias," 13 May 2020 Two days after his unceremonious exit from Jacksonville, the 49ers snatched the former Fighting Irish star on waivers. Roy Lang Iii, Indianapolis Star, "Super Bowl solidifies Sheldon Day's effort to make most of second chance in NFL," 30 Jan. 2020 But, Chopin’s brief and unceremonious ejection gave Guibord and other members of her family a chance to visit Ford — an opportunity Chopin had refused them in July. Jane Musgrave, Detroit Free Press, "Daughters claim widow of Henry Ford II is being abused by longtime companion," 11 Jan. 2020 Still, several other coaches have been dumped by their teams in even more unceremonious fashion. Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, "Jay Gruden was fired at 5 a.m. That’s harsh but definitely not the most brutal firing ever," 7 Oct. 2019 But in eight weeks since the Cowboys’ season ended at unceremonious 8-8, negotiations with Prescott have not progressed. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Dallas Cowboys VP Stephen Jones gives latest updates on Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper negotiations," 25 Feb. 2020 Not every quarterback will end up with a seat, and Rivers, 38 years old, may be out of luck after the Chargers bid him an unceremonious goodbye this past week. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, "Here is a rundown of where some big-name quarterbacks might land," 15 Feb. 2020 Kansas City Royals offseason The biggest offseason acquisition was new manager Mike Matheny, who returns to baseball after an unceremonious release from the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018. John Holler, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "How many games will the Kansas City Royals win in 2020?," 15 Feb. 2020 And there’s no reason the Parrillada Mexico should have cost $62.50, not with its unceremonious pile of hard, overcooked cabrito, chalky carnitas, dried-out fajitas and grocery-store chicken. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Mi Familia de Mi Tierra at The Rim has better food than the original Cortez family’s Mexican restaurant in downtown San Antonio," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of unceremonious

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unceremonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unceremonious. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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