from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not in accord with accepted standards of good taste; grossly improper. See Synonyms at improper.
- adj. Not suited to the circumstances; inappropriate.
- adv. In an improper or inappropriate manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Inconsistent with established standards of good form or taste.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not seemly; unbecoming; indecent.
- adv. In an unseemly manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not seemly; not fit or becoming; uncomely; unbecoming; indecent; improper.
- Synonyms Unmeet, unfit, indecorous.
- In an unseemly manner; indecently; unbecomingly; improperly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
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"). (Wiktionary)