Definition of unparliamentary in English:


Line breaks: un|par¦lia|men¦tary
Pronunciation: /ˌʌnpɑːləˈmɛnt(ə)ri


  • (Especially of language) contrary to the rules or procedures of parliament: an unparliamentary expression
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    • 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.

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