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unceremonious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unceremonious

  1. 1 being or characterized by direct, brief, and potentially rude speech or manner my polite request was met with an unceremonious refusal Synonyms abrupt, bluff, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, downright, short, short-spoken, snippy, bluntRelated Words gruff, rough, snappish; candid, direct, forthright, foursquare, frank, free-spoken, open, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, point-blank, straightforward, straight-out; artless, discourteous, disrespectful, impertinent, impolite, inconsiderate, insensitive, rude, tactless, undiplomatic; brief, closemouthed, laconic, reserved, reticent, terse, tight-lipped; earnest, honest, sincere; coarse, crass, crude, low, uncouth, vulgarNear Antonyms civil, considerate, courteous, diplomatic, gracious, polite, politic, smooth, suave, tactful; loquacious, talkative, voluble; long-winded, prolix, verbose; courtly, cultivated, gallant, genteel, polished, refinedAntonyms circuitous, mealymouthed

  2. 2 not rigidly following established form, custom, or rules her unceremonious approach to her hosting duties puts party guests immediately at ease Synonyms heterodox, irregular, informal, unconventional, unorthodoxRelated Words unauthorized, unofficial; casual, easygoing, familiar, free and easy, lax, loose, offhand, relaxed, ultracasualNear Antonyms correct, decorous, proper; constrained, inhibited, restrained, rigid, stiff, stuffy, uptightAntonyms ceremonial, ceremonious, conventional, formal, orthodox, regular, routine


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