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unbecoming

[ uhn-bi-kuhm-ing ]
/ ˌʌn bɪˈkʌm ɪŋ /
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adjective
detracting from one's appearance, character, or reputation; unattractive or unseemly: an unbecoming hat; unbecoming language.
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Origin of unbecoming

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + becoming

synonym study for unbecoming

See improper.

OTHER WORDS FROM unbecoming

un·be·com·ing·ly, adverbun·be·com·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unbecoming

unbecoming
/ (ˌʌnbɪˈkʌmɪŋ) /

adjective
unsuitable or inappropriate, esp through being unattractivean unbecoming hat
(when postpositive, usually foll by of or an object) not proper or seemly (for)manners unbecoming a lady

Derived forms of unbecoming

unbecomingly, adverbunbecomingness, noun
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