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)