unseemly


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Related to unseemly: plausible, obtrusive, ostentatious, indispensable, garish, comprehensible, calamitous
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Synonyms for unseemly

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Synonyms for unseemly

not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society

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At these words a great shout of laughter went up from those on the bench, and the landlord's face grew red as a cherry from smothering his laugh in his stomach; but he kept his merriment down, for he wished not to bring the ill-will of the brothers of Fountain Abbey upon him by unseemly mirth.
Every face bore almost the same smile, expressing unseemly thoughts about the women.
There was something a little unseemly in thus opposing the tradition of her family; something that made her feel wrong-headed, and thus more than ever disposed to shut her desires away from view and cherish them with extraordinary fondness.
It seemed to relieve her, for what one may call the wild maternal look left her face, and trying to check little gasps of breath, the result of unseemly running, she signed to her confederates to remain in the background, and turned curious eyes on me.
She preferred to meet Anne in the shadows, for she was horribly afraid that she was going to cry with joy -- she, stern, repressed Marilla, who thought all display of deep emotion unseemly.
It was evident that the warning had been a wise one, for, in spite of time and place, the lads were in such a ferment that their elders sat in momentary dread of an unseemly outbreak somewhere.
Having stripped his robe, I had no choice but to let him have the wearing of my good leathern jerkin and hose, for, as he said, it was chilling to the blood and unseemly to the eye to stand frockless whilst I made my orisons.
And once more, the inharmonious and unseemly nature can only tend to disproportion?
There had been other times, too, when Tublat had swung helplessly in midair, the noose tightening about his neck, death staring him in the face, and little Tarzan dancing upon a near-by limb, taunting him and making unseemly grimaces.
He lies, dressed, across a large unseemly bed, upon a bedstead that has indeed given way under the weight upon it.
Raskolnikov tried to persuade her to go home, and even said, hoping to work on her vanity, that it was unseemly for her to be wandering about the streets like an organ-grinder, as she was intending to become the principal of a boarding-school.
She was a piteous and unseemly spectacle, as she ran, weeping and panting for breath.
I hope, as a result, Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, will catch up with the rest of us now and bring in same-gender marriage because it's rather unseemly that that little bit of, corner of our country, doesn't have quite as liberal laws as the rest.
Certainly, an unseemly spat between Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright this week raised the temperature in Dublin's Premier League meeting.
Even in Vegas, home of the unseemly union, a good taco-joint-slash-noodle-house is hard to find.