Examples of unseemly in a Sentence
He spent unseemly amounts of money on himself.
an unseemly interest in their host's income and expenses
Recent Examples of unseemly from the Web
Now, the president’s attorney does not restrict his pardon offers to back channels, nor feel compelled to deny such unseemly machinations in public.
The quantity of honey Mr. Jackson drizzled over and around his ribs was gratuitous if not something more unseemly.
Blithely ignoring an agreement between two of the parties to form a majority coalition, the state’s governor instead tapped the third party to rule, granting it an unseemly two weeks to cobble together a majority.
There’s another, unseemly side to this G.O.A.T. argument.
Still, there’s something especially crass and unseemly about the way Team Trump does it.
So while there did appear to be something odd and unseemly to Trump’s relationship with Putin before, the president has now successfully put such concerns to rest.
The look and the odor of the gas tanks made the site unseemly to many American developers, but Italian construction firm Società Generale Immobiliare saw promise in the waterfront location.
Stuff that’s merely unseemly can send up a lot of smoke.
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amiss, graceless, improper, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, malapropos, perverse, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unsuitable, untoward, wrong;
out of place, out of the way;
Synonym Discussion of unseemly
- indecorous behavior
- improper use of campaign contributions
- remarried with unseemly haste
- conduct unbecoming to an officer
- indelicate expressions for bodily functions
UNSEEMLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unseemly for English Language Learners
: not proper or appropriate for the situation : not seemly
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