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otillbörlig

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

o- +‎ tillbörlig, dating back to Old Swedish, cognate with Norwegian and Danish utilbørlig

AdjectiveEdit

otillbörlig (comparative mer otillbörlig, superlative mest otillbörlig)

  1. improper, undue, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unwarranted, unjust
    • Genesis 34:7 (King James Version vs. Swedish 1917 translation)
      han hade gjort vad som var en galenskap i Israel, i det han hade lägrat Jakobs dotter - en otillbörlig gärning.
      he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
    • Jack London, The God of His Fathers, chapter: The Man with the Gash
      han följde ständigt solen med ögonen, som med otillbörlig hast arbetade sig upp över himlens östliga båge
      his eyes constantly gauging the progress of the sun, which tore up the eastern slope of the heavens with unseemly haste.

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