From Middle English unsemli, probably from a partial translation of Old Norse úsǽmiligr (“unseemly"), equivalent to un- +"Ž seemly. Cognate with Icelandicósæmileg (“offensive"), Norwegianusømmelig (“unseemly"), Danishusømmeligt (“unseemly").
Unseemly Sentence Examples
Every face bore almost the same smile, expressing unseemly thoughts about the women.
Willie looked grumpy; an unseemly display of emotion.
Felix was ambivalent about her publishing; he felt it was unseemly for a woman.
And with my apologies for jumping the gun in such an unseemly manner.
Going in state to Ascot the queen was hissed by some ladies as her carriage drove on to the course, and two peeresses, one of them a Tory duchess, were openly accused of this unseemly act.