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- unsemely (archaic)
From Middle English unsemli, probably from a partial translation of Old Norse úsǽmiligr (“unseemly”), equivalent to un- + seemly. Cognate with Icelandic ósæmileg (“offensive”), Norwegian usømmelig (“unseemly”), Danish usømmeligt (“unseemly”).
- Inconsistent with established standards of good form or taste.
- He was drunk and made some very unseemly comments.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
- An unseemly outbreak of temper.
inconsistent with standards, etc.