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unseemly (adj) (of behavior) impolite or not suitable for the occasion.

Unseemly conduct is impolite conduct. A child’s behavior is unseemly if it does not have proper manners. Unseemly behavior is indecent behavior too. A quarrel between a wife and her husband in others’ presence makes an unseemly sight.

  • Anna felt that her husband praising her so much in the presence of others is unseemly. She thought that such an excessive praise was not proper for the occasion.
  • The brothers came to blows in public, and all the onlookers felt it was unseemly of them. It was indecent on their part to fight like that in public.
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