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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society.

Usage examples (35)
  • The woman's dwelling and appearance were not unbecoming of her pretensions.
  • Although his middle-class family considered such a calling unbecoming, as a child he thought of becoming a painter or cartoonist.
  • He hit back by calling her "unbecoming," i.e., unladylike.
  • And Senate standards state that senators must not use 'unbecoming' language? for more
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