not seemly; not decent or proper; unbecoming; indecorous
in an unseemly manner
- Not in accord with accepted standards of decency or morality.
- Not suited to the circumstances; inappropriate: took an unseemly amount of time to complete the project.
- Unattractive; unsightly: “The point at which the walls of suburban houses meet the lawns is apparently unseemly and must be covered up with these stunted trees” (Amy Benson).
In an improper or inappropriate manner.
(comparative unseemlier, superlative unseemliest)