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  • n. The state of being unseemly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being unseemly; unbecomingness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being unseemly; uncomeliness; indecency; indecorum; impropriety.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lack of consideration for others


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  • The gathering of the world kings with the beast against the Lamb is the signal for Christ's coming; therefore He here gives the charge to be watching for His coming and clothed in the garments of justification and sanctification, so as to be accepted. thief -- (Mt 24: 43; 2Pe 3: 10). they -- saints and angels. shame -- literally, "unseemliness" (Greek, "aschemosunee"): Greek, 1Co

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Funny how attracted one can be to unseemliness until they have suspicions that their mother is a prostitute.

    Madeline Writes To Georgina

  • And now he laughed, too high for my liking, its unseemliness echoing off the walls.


  • Editorial writers would tsk-tsk the unseemliness of their quick resort to negative advertising.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Today to conceal such unseemliness, the preference is to use anodyne terms like private security firms and private contractors.

    David Isenberg: Washington Rules and PMC

  • Because, with the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.

    Chris Weigant: Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

  • The Left has been shocked by all of this unseemliness, since they conjured images up of everyone singing "Kumbaya" after Obama's inauguration -- conveniently forgetting that whole "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy" thing that Bill Clinton had to put up with (also from Day One, in his presidency).

    One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

  • Last week, more unseemliness: Some of Haley's critics, including at least one county GOP chairman and two pastors, questioned whether the candidate, a first-generation Indian American who was raised in the Sikh tradition, is really a Christian, as she says she is.

    Gubernatorial candidate Haley withstands S.C. whispering campaign

  • Much of the unseemliness witnessed recently would then be avoided.

    Sunil Sharan: Enemy in Need can be Friend Indeed

  • Still, it's hard for me not to respond with cynicism to the media's and government's sudden religion regarding the unseemliness of year-end Wall Street bonuses.

    Mark Winston Griffith: The Real Shame of Wall Street Bonuses


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