unceremonious

play
adjective un·cer·e·mo·ni·ous \ˌən-ˌser-ə-ˈmō-nē-əs\

Definition of unceremonious

  1. 1 :  not ceremonious :  informal

  2. 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>

1598

First Known Use of unceremonious

1598


UNCEREMONIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

unceremonious

play
adjective un·cer·e·mo·ni·ous \ˌən-ˌser-ə-ˈmō-nē-əs\

Definition of unceremonious for English Language Learners

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unceremonious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a Mesopotamian temple tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ