Thesaurus / unseemliness
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
No one has professed greater disgust for baseness of mind or unseemliness of subject.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
"Go and get dressed," he said, looking down at her with as little thought of unseemliness as she herself.
CARETTE OF SARKJOHN OXENHAM
Napier himself was too aware of a Peeping-Tom unseemliness in looking in upon these privacies to stand there watching.
THE MESSENGERELIZABETH ROBINS
The utter incongruity and unseemliness of the whole affair from first to last seems incomprehensible at the present day.
THE STORY OF THE UPPER CANADA REBELLION, VOLUME 1JOHN CHARLES DENT
These cases come under the head of unseemliness in so far as they show a lack of sense of where to stop.
FOLKWAYSWILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER
The unseemliness of your conduct is not inexcusable; love lay at the source of it; let me think so, and justify you to myself.
THE DUCHESSE DE LANGEAISHONORE DE BALZAC
Apart from its unseemliness, the expression is powerfully appropriate.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSG. G. FINDLAY
They knew the unseemliness of being spectators—nay, they were delicate.
THE COURT OF CACUSALEXANDER LEIGHTON
Why this din, this blocking of the roadways and general unseemliness?
He was smiling and effusive, talking quickly about nothing, apologising again for the unseemliness of our visit.
THE JERVAISE COMEDYJ. D. BERESFORD
WORDS RELATED TO UNSEEMLINESS
- dropping the ball
- dumb move
- faux pas
- fool mistake
- slip of the tongue
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