Definition of unparliamentary in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌənˌpärl(y)əˈmen(t)ərē/


(Especially of language) contrary to the rules or procedures of a parliament: an unparliamentary expression
More example sentences
  • What was being said was close to an imputation, and members cannot get around rules against unparliamentary language by circumlocution.
  • I can't of course remember the title or the author, but I do remember it was set in the early 20 th-century federal parliament and involved lots of unparliamentary language of a colourful sort.
  • Latham had a reputation for erratic behaviour, not consulting his erstwhile colleagues and for some of the most unparliamentary language ever entered into Hansard.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: un·par·lia·men·ta·ry

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.