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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.
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- 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
Funny how attracted one can be to unseemliness until they have suspicions that their mother is a prostitute.
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.
Today to conceal such unseemliness, the preference is to use anodyne terms like private security firms and private contractors.
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.
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).
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.
Much of the unseemliness witnessed recently would then be avoided.
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.