unceremonious
adjective Date: 1598 1. not ceremonious ; informal 2. abrupt, rude <
an unceremonious dismissal
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unceremoniously adverbunceremoniousness noun

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  • unceremonious — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Informal] Syn. familiar, casual, inelegant; see careless 1 , informal . 2. [Abrupt] Syn. curt, hurried, brief; see rude 1 , abrupt . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Unconstrained by rigid standards or ceremony:… …   English dictionary for students

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