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Webster 1913 Edition


Unbecoming

Unˊbe-com′ing

,
Adj.
[Pref.
un-
not +
becoming
.]
Not becoming; unsuitable; unfit; indecorous; improper.
My grief lets
unbecoming
speeches fall.
Dryden.
Unˊbe-com′ing-ly
,
adv.
Unˊbe-com′ing-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Unbecoming

UNBECOMING

,
Adj.
Unsuitable; improper for the person or character; indecent; indecorous.
My grief lets unbecoming speeches fall.

Definition 2021


unbecoming

unbecoming

English

Adjective

unbecoming (comparative more unbecoming, superlative most unbecoming)

  1. Not flattering, attractive or appropriate.
    She wore a rather unbecoming hairstyle.
  2. Not in keeping with the expected standards of one's position.
    He was accused of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

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unbecoming

  1. present participle of unbecome