noun /ʌnbɪˈkʌmɪŋnəs/

At length, by dint of much wriggling, and loud and incessant expostulations upon the unbecomingness of his hugging a fellow male in that matrimonial sort of style, I succeeded in extracting a grunt; and presently, he drew back his arm [...].

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  • Unbecomingness — Unbecoming Un be*com ing, a. [Pref. un not + becoming.] Not becoming; unsuitable; unfit; indecorous; improper. [1913 Webster] My grief lets unbecoming speeches fall. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Un be*com ing*ly}, adv. {Un be*com ing*ness}, n. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unbecomingness — noun see unbecoming …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unbecomingness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being improper: improperness, impropriety, inappropriateness, unfitness, unseemliness, unsuitability, unsuitableness. See AGREE, USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • unbecomingness — n. unattractiveness, unseemliness, unsuitability …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unbecomingness — un·be·com·ing·ness …   English syllables

  • unbecomingness — noun the quality of being unbecoming • Ant: ↑becomingness • Derivationally related forms: ↑unbecoming • Hypernyms: ↑indecorum, ↑indecorousness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unseemliness — Un*seem li*ness, n. The quality or state of being unseemly; unbecomingness. Udall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unbecoming — adjective Date: 1598 not becoming < an unbecoming dress >; especially not according with the standards appropriate to one s position or condition of life < unbecoming conduct > Synonyms: see indecorous • unbecomingly adverb • unbecomingness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unbecoming — unbecomingly, adv. unbecomingness, n. /un bi kum ing/, adj. detracting from one s appearance, character, or reputation; unattractive or unseemly: an unbecoming hat; unbecoming language. [1590 1600; UN 1 + BECOMING] Syn. unapt, unsuitable, unfit.… …   Universalium

  • unbecoming — adjective /ˌʌnbɪˈkʌmɪŋ/ a) Not flattering, attractive or appropriate. She wore a rather unbecoming hairstyle. b) Not in keeping with the expected standards of ones position …   Wiktionary

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