Unbecomingness

unbecoming

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

Origin:
1590–1600; un-1 + becoming

unbecomingly, adverb
unbecomingness, noun


unapt, unsuitable, unfit. See improper.
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unbecoming (ˌʌnbɪˈkʌmɪŋ)
 
adj (when postpositive, usually foll by of or an object)
1.  unsuitable or inappropriate, esp through being unattractive: an unbecoming hat
2.  not proper or seemly (for): manners unbecoming a lady
 
unbe'comingly
 
adv
 
unbe'comingness
 
n

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unbecoming
1598, from un- (1) "not" + becoming "fitting" (see become).
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