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Definition of "unceremonious" []

  • Without the due formalities; abrupt: an unceremonious departure. (adjective)
  • Not ceremonious; informal: made an unceremonious presentation. (adjective)
  • Without ceremony; informal, abrupt, rude, or undignified (adjective)

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Use "unceremonious" in a sentence
  • "A small man, with an uncommonly sour and discontented face, emerged from the house, and returned to this call the unceremonious acknowledgment of ‘Now then!’"
  • "A small man, with an uncommonly sour and discontented face, emerged from the house, and returned to this call the unceremonious acknowledgment of 'Now then!'"
  • "I went very early to the next weekly meeting, and was entertaining a small circle very successfully with a minute representation of my lord mayor's show, when the colonel entered careless and gay, sat down with a kind of unceremonious civility, and without appearing to intend any interruption, drew my audience away to the other part of the room, to which I had not the courage to follow them."