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mis- +‎ become


misbecome ‎(third-person singular simple present misbecomes, present participle misbecoming, simple past and past participle misbecame)

  1. (obsolete) To be unsuitable, unbefitting, or maladapted.
    • 1802, John Duncan, An appendix to seasonable hints to the younger part of the Clergy of the Church of England:
      It misbecame him to appear in the character of a mediator of peace, in a quarrel, the futility of which he had presumed to judge and hastily condemn.

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