becomingly

becoming

[bih-kuhm-ing]
adjective
1.
that suits or gives a pleasing effect or attractive appearance, as to a person or thing: a becoming dress; a becoming hairdo.
2.
suitable; appropriate; proper: a becoming sentiment.
noun
3.
any process of change.
4.
Aristotelianism. any change involving realization of potentialities, as a movement from the lower level of potentiality to the higher level of actuality.

Origin:
1555–65; become + -ing1, -ing2

becomingly, adverb
becomingness, noun
well-becoming, adjective


1. comely. 2. fitting, meet, fit, apt, right, decorous, congruous, seemly.
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becoming (bɪˈkʌmɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  suitable; appropriate
 
n
2.  any process of change
3.  (in the philosophy of Aristotle) any change from the lower level of potentiality to the higher level of actuality
 
be'comingly
 
adv
 
be'comingness
 
n

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becoming
"looking well," 1560s, from earlier sense of "be fitting" (early 13c.), from become.
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