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Word: unseemly

Definition: unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste


Sentences Containing 'unseemly'

"The Los Angeles Times"s Robert Abele called the main trio "numbingly predictable" and the film itself "unoriginal", stating the film "bears a cravenly piggish attitude toward rewarding socially unacceptable behavior that feels unseemly rather than exciting".
His manner was, never to wonder at anything; never to be in haste, and yet never slow: nor to be perplexed, or dejected, or at any time unseemly, or excessively to laugh: nor to be angry, or suspicious, but ever ready to do good, and to forgive, and to speak truth; and all this, as one that seemed rather of himself to have been straight and right, than ever to have been rectified or redressed; neither was there any man that ever thought himself undervalued by him, or that could find in his heart, to think himself a better man than he.
Miss Murdstone cast down her eyes, shook her head as if protesting against this unseemly interruption, and with frowning dignity resumed: 'Since I am to confine myself to facts, I will state them as dryly as I can.
Some have criticised Langham Partnership as "yet one more expression of Western dominance in the worldwide church,” noting that, in the early years at least, Majority World students were brought to study in the West, books sent to pastors and seminaries tended to be Western, and Stott's own emphasis on expository preaching may have been unseemly in some cultures.

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