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  • adjective Not exemplary; setting a poor example.


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un- +‎ exemplary


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  • Yes, I can see that your commitment to tidiness so far is, you know, unexemplary.

    CNN Transcript Oct 9, 2009 2009

  • Bute, and a most unexemplary son, to whom she bequeathed one guinea, and who spent the greater part of his life drifting about the East, and acquiring all kinds of strange and useless knowledge.

    A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) Justin McCarthy 1871

  • No people on the face of the earth suffer so much as we from impostors who keep inconveniences, "under the notion of a tavern," without any call of natural genius thereto; none endure with such unexemplary patience the superb indifference of inn-keepers, and the condescending inattention of their gentlemanly deputies.

    Among My Books First Series James Russell Lowell 1855

  • It was unexemplary: what the convict suffered, be it much or little, was unknown.

    The History of Tasmania , Volume II John West 1840

  • And tho the Royal Son of a Glorious Father who was render'd unfortunate by the unexemplary ingratitude of his worst of Subjects; and sacrific'd to the insatiate and cruel Villany of a seeming sanctifi'd Faction, who cou'd never hope to expiate for the unparallell'd sin, but by an intire submission to the Gracious Off-spring of this Royal Martyr: yet You,

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume I Aphra Behn 1664

  • He attributed the decline to few priests 'unexemplary attitude, their behaviour inconsistent with the priesthood and lack of spirituality.

    Daily News & Analysis 2009


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