becoming

adjective
be·​com·​ing | \ bi-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce becoming (audio) , bē- \

Definition of becoming

: suitable, fitting especially : attractively suitable becoming modesty

Other Words from becoming

becomingly \ bi-​ˈkə-​miŋ-​lē How to pronounce becoming (audio) , bē-​ \ adverb

Examples of becoming in a Sentence

That jacket is very becoming on you. She's had her hair cut in a becoming new style. She accepted the award with a becoming humility.

First Known Use of becoming

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Becoming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/becoming. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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becoming

adjective
be·​com·​ing | \ bi-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce becoming (audio) \

Kids Definition of becoming

: having a flattering effect becoming clothes

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