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Unbecomingness

UNBECOMINGNESS

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Noun.
Unsuitableness to the person, character or circumstances; impropriety; indecorousness.

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unbecomingness

unbecomingness

English

Noun

unbecomingness (uncountable)

  1. A state of being unbecoming; unseemliness, inappropriateness.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      At length, by dint of much wriggling, and loud and incessant expostulations upon the unbecomingness of his hugging a fellow male in that matrimonial sort of style, I succeeded in extracting a grunt; and presently, he drew back his arm [...].