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verb (used with object), mis·be·came, mis·be·come, mis·be·com·ing.
  1. to be unsuitable, unbecoming, or unfit for.
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Origin of misbecome

First recorded in 1520–30; mis-1 + become
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Examples from the Web for misbecome

Historical Examples

  • He said in a low voice, "I trust, madam, that I will do naught that may misbecome a gentleman."

    Prisoners of Hope

    Mary Johnston

  • She did so with a simple, quiet dignity, that would not have misbecome a duchess.

  • If it misbecome me, as I believe it does, 'tis no matter; it may be of use to some others.

  • These wuz coward feelin's an' they misbecome me; the ache herein this heart uv mine had no business there.

  • Shallow judges of human nature are they who think that tears in themselves ever misbecome boy or even man.

British Dictionary definitions for misbecome


verb -comes, -coming or -came
  1. (tr) to be unbecoming to or unsuitable for
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