V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: not in keeping with acceptable standards of polite society, in bad taste
Synonyms: rude, uncouth, inappropriate, improper, impolite, indecent
Antonyms: polite, proper
Tips: Anything that doesn't seem proper can be considered unseemly. Unseemly is a more sophisticated way of saying "inappropriate."
Her unseemly remarks at the meeting made the other employees uncomfortable. (inappropriate, improper)
I thought his attire was unseemly and not fit for a formal party. (improper, inappropriate)
It was unseemly for her to borrow my lip gloss without asking. (rude, impolite)
His unseemly behavior embarrassed his date. (uncouth, rude, indecent)
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