-ˈmen-trē How to pronounce unparliamentary (audio)
: contrary to the practice of parliamentary bodies

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That came not long after he was caught on mic using unparliamentary language. Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2022 Asia trip President Donald Trump met with Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte in Manila in a sign of improving relations after Duterte used unparliamentary language in a reply to President Obama’s criticism of his war on drugs last year. Lorcan Roche Kelly, Bloomberg.com, 13 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1626, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unparliamentary was in 1626

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“Unparliamentary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unparliamentary. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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un·​par·​lia·​men·​ta·​ry ˌən-ˌpär-lə-ˈment-ə-rē How to pronounce unparliamentary (audio)
: not being in agreement with parliamentary practice
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