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Webster 1913 Edition


Becoming

Be-com′ing

,
Adj.
Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting.
A low and
becoming
tone.
Thackeray.
Formerly sometimes followed by of.
Such discourses as are
becoming
of them.
Dryden.
Syn. – Seemly; comely; decorous; decent; proper.

Be-com′ing

,
Noun.
That which is becoming or appropriate.
[Obs.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Becoming

BECOM'ING

,ppr., but used rarely or never except as an adjective. Fit; suitable; congruous; proper; graceful; belonging to the character, or adapted to circumstances; as, he speaks with becoming boldness; a dress is very becoming.
Some writers formerly used of, after this word.
Such discourses as are becoming of them.
But this use is inelegant or improper.

BECOM'ING

,
Adj.
Ornament. Obs.

Definition 2022


becoming

becoming

English

Verb

becoming

  1. present participle of become

Noun

becoming (plural becomings)

  1. (chiefly philosophy) The act or process in which something becomes.

Adjective

becoming (comparative more becoming, superlative most becoming)

  1. pleasingly suitable; fit; congruous
  2. decent, respectable

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