unbecoming

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Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ becoming

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  • IPA(key): /ˌʌnbɪˈkʌmɪŋ/

Adjective[edit]

unbecoming (comparative more unbecoming, superlative most unbecoming)

  1. Not flattering, attractive or appropriate.
    She wore a rather unbecoming hairstyle.
  2. Not in keeping with the expected standards of one's position.
    He was accused of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

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Verb[edit]

unbecoming

  1. present participle of unbecome

Noun[edit]

unbecoming (plural unbecomings)

  1. The process by which something unbecomes.
    • 2007, Una Chung, Contagion of Living
      By tracing the turns from U.S. to Japan to China, we can see that becoming American, the classic ethnic American narrative, itself opens to further becomings and unbecomings and rebecomings that address mobility and ethnicization []

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