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unruly

Short Definition : disobedient; lawless; difficult to control

Definition
(adj) noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
Example Sentence
  • a boisterous crowd
  • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
  • a robustious group of teenagers
  • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
  • an unruly class
Definition
(adj) unwilling to submit to authority
Synonyms : disobedient
Example Sentence
  • unruly teenagers
Definition
(adj) of persons
Example Sentence
  • the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unruly

UN(no)RULY(rules).....someone who follow NO RULES....

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UN + RULY can be taken as something or someone who does not follow any norms (rules).

u cannot rule the person and tell him what is right and what is wrong. basically very illmannered.

unsavory

Short Definition : distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation

Definition
(adj) morally offensive
Synonyms : offensive unsavoury
Example Sentence
  • an unsavory reputation
  • an unsavory scandal
Definition
(adj) not pleasing in odor or taste
Synonyms : distasteful unsavoury
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unsavory

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savor means taste,hence unsavor means distasteful.

unsavory ~ un + save ~ not save; to save someones life is morally correct but to unsave (not save) someones life is morally offensive

unsavor sounds like unscrupulous

unsavory -> un savorite samyya is distasteful and disagreeable yo be tasty.

unscathed

Short Definition : unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed

Definition
(adj) not injured
Synonyms : unharmed unhurt whole
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unscathed

UN(no)SCAR.........if in an accident you got no scars then its obvious u are UNHARMED

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scathed sounds like scared. If you are unscared you are unharmed.

UN SCAR

Unscathed and Unmarred are similar because they both mean, to get away from disaster unhurt, without a scratch.

un scattered and escaped from the accident unharmed.

unseemly

Short Definition : unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste

Definition
(adj) not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
Example Sentence
  • was buried with indecent haste
  • indecorous behavior
  • language unbecoming to a lady
  • unseemly to use profanity
  • moved to curb their untoward ribaldry
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unseemly

UN+SEEM- does not seem normal or proper in behavior

un seemly-> seeing me undress and becoming indecent.

sounds like "uncomely" which is not pleasing means improper behavior

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Unseemly - something that is UGLY, indecent, ungainly.

unsightly

Short Definition : ugly; unpleasant to look at

Definition
(adj) unpleasant to look at
Example Sentence
  • unsightly billboards
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unsightly

concentrate on sight means to see. unsightly means can't like to see if it is ugly.

un+sightly -> ugly, unpleasant to look.

Unsightly and Ungainly refer to something ungraceful, ugly.

SYNONYMS:.....unsightly=disagreeable unattractive lackluster unpleasant repulsive revolting hideous

unsullied

Short Definition : untarnished; CF. sully

Definition
(adj) spotlessly clean and fresh
Example Sentence
  • the unsullied snow of mountains
Definition
(adj) (of reputation) free from blemishes
Example Sentence
  • his unsullied name
  • an untarnished reputation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unsullied

Unsullied and Unsoiled have a similar meaning, something spotlessly clean, spick and span.

sullied=insult ; so unsullied free from insult/blame/spots.

sulli sounds sadii = "kharab",so unsullied means untarnished,stainless,clear!

un sull ied - spotlessly clean and fresh

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