Definition of unceremonious in English:



  • Having or showing a lack of courtesy; rough or abrupt.

    ‘he was known for his strong views and unceremonious manners’
    • ‘Which is why his protestations about his unceremonious exit from Newcastle being ‘ancient history’ have a hollow ring.’
    • ‘Oregon fans were running all over the place, clobbering each other in unceremonious embraces, laughing loudly and then simultaneously sobbing.’
    • ‘Kerry's high-flying minors were brought to earth with an unceremonious bang by a resurgent Meath in yesterday's opener at Croke Park.’
    • ‘The dot-com bust, the recession of 2001, and the corporate crime wave and accounting scandals of 2002 brought the party to an unceremonious end.’
    • ‘Team captain Susanthika Jayasinghe did not appear to regret her unceremonious exit from the 200 metres sprint, but appeared more worried about the controversies surrounding the athletes.’
    • ‘Incidentally, Shaheed, whom Pillai considers his idol, had suffered a similar fate when he was forced to make an unceremonious exit from the game in his final Olympics at Seoul in 1988.’
    • ‘As I dumped my books into my bag in an unceremonious fashion I heard someone come up behind me.’
    • ‘After dumping the bodies out and giving them unceremonious burials, Sahara and I go back to my house and prop the front door back up in its frame.’
    • ‘Instead, it just kind of blissfully floats around in its own self-contained environment, content to prettily fizzle out into an unceremonious anti-climax.’
    • ‘The announcement of Lukis' unceremonious dumping capped off a dreadful week for Nine.’
    • ‘With an unceremonious toss, he deposited a black crust of bread and a beaker of stagnant water into the cage.’
    • ‘I came off my line to close down the angle, but somehow managed to make contact with Cora, bringing her to ground, in what looked like an unceremonious challenge.’
    • ‘Together the two teams digested 25 goals while scoring only two from own efforts to have unceremonious exits in the first stage - the group league.’
    • ‘After losing the first two league games, promotion side Forest Rangers should now become cautious with each game they play especially after their unceremonious exit from the elite league two years ago.’
    • ‘I've mentioned my preference for unceremonious elopement right?’
    • ‘The flag-raising itself was spontaneous and unceremonious.’
    • ‘But it has no more to do with this sound than with the unceremonious plonking down of glass.’
    • ‘Tad's quick and unceremonious analysis sets the stage for gamers, letting then know what the mission is about and why we should care.’
    • ‘Between Alex's accident the afternoon before and John's unceremonious trip on his way into the manor that morning, Meredith was convinced someone would get seriously hurt in no time.’
    • ‘Quite different from that of other prophets, Kafka's work has about it an unceremonious assurance.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Now he looks to be making an unceremonious exit from the Baroda Cricket Association as well which he has been ruling over like his personal fiefdom.’
    • ‘Although more active and more heavily orchestrated than Eno's ambient compositions, its 18 tracks waft in and out in similarly unceremonious fashion.’
    • ‘The Italians' unceremonious drop to fourth place is unheard of in the world of ice dancing.’
    • ‘Before I could answer, I was clobbered in an unceremonious hug.’
    • ‘In the re-match the next day, the Railways made an unceremonious exit.’
    • ‘The unceremonious crumbling of the soviet style experiments with socialism has left the profession of Marxist studies under enormous pressure to seek a new orientation.’
    • ‘The thought of unscrewing the lid and just upturning the contents into the rushing water seemed so unceremonious, even though it's what she'd come 3,000 miles to do.’
    • ‘The latest crisis in West Indies cricket and the unceremonious sacking of the best WI talent is the ultimate insult to West Indians.’
    • ‘His career rebirth following his unceremonious ousting from the legendary Black Sabbath was nothing short of remarkable.’
    • ‘‘I wouldn't mind having Dean Ashton in my side,’ admitted Kevin Blackwell, the Leeds manager, after his side's four-match unbeaten run was brought to an unceremonious end.’
    • ‘If Cooper's departure from Covent Garden was a lunge for freedom, Wildor's was an unceremonious, inexplicable freezing-out.’
    • ‘In order to save space, headstones were not permitted… Mozart's unceremonious burial was normal for that rationalist time.’
    • ‘Both these machines had their heyday, but now they seem to be on their way out, in a very unceremonious manner.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The judges inquired especially about my non-participation in our son's bris (religious circumcision) ceremony, as I had preferred the unceremonious medical version.’
    abrupt, sudden, hasty, hurried, summary, perfunctory, undignified, rude, impolite, uncivil, discourteous, unmannerly, offhand, dismissive
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