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unbecoming

[uhn-bi-kuhm-ing] /ˌʌn bɪˈkʌm ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
detracting from one's appearance, character, or reputation; unattractive or unseemly:
an unbecoming hat; unbecoming language.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; un-1 + becoming
Related forms
unbecomingly, adverb
unbecomingness, noun
Synonyms
unapt, unsuitable, unfit. See improper.
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British Dictionary definitions for unbecomingly

unbecoming

/ˌʌnbɪˈkʌmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
unsuitable or inappropriate, esp through being unattractive: an unbecoming hat
2.
when postpositive, usually foll by of or an object. not proper or seemly (for): manners unbecoming a lady
Derived Forms
unbecomingly, adverb
unbecomingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unbecomingly

unbecoming

adj.

1590s, from un- (1) "not" + becoming "fitting."

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