Definition of unceremonious in English:


Line breaks: un|cere¦mo¦ni|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌʌnsɛrɪˈməʊnɪəs


Having or showing a lack of courtesy; rough or abrupt: he was known for his strong views and unceremonious manners
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  • Representatives of striking Metrobus drivers on Wednesday walked out of a meeting called to resolve the dispute between the drivers and the company, bringing the proceedings to an abrupt and unceremonious end.
  • Many say the biggest casualty that Bangalore has suffered is the unceremonious exit of former chief minister S M Krishna, who was the driving force behind Bangalore's explosive growth in the IT sector in the last few years.
  • Which is why his protestations about his unceremonious exit from Newcastle being ‘ancient history’ have a hollow ring.
abrupt, sudden, hasty, hurried, summary, perfunctory, undignified, rude, impolite, uncivil, discourteous, unmannerly, offhand, dismissive
informal off



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  • A little extra pucker of skin was left, and unceremoniously snipped off.
  • And then he will be unceremoniously dumped outside the House of Assembly door.
  • It was unwise to open a hive unceremoniously or try to handle bees during cool weather, right after a spell of rain, or at night.


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  • But the reason for stripping the event of the informality and unceremoniousness of a regulation rock concert became quickly evident.
  • Many people have conflicted responses to his brusqueness or unceremoniousness - or superciliousness.
  • The paintings are borne by an energy and unceremoniousness issuing from the canvases, grasping the audience.

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