unbecoming

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un- +‎ becoming

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  • IPA(key): /ˌʌnbɪˈkʌmɪŋ/

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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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