unbecoming

adjective
un·be·com·ing | \ˌən-bi-ˈkə-miŋ \

Definition of unbecoming 

: not becoming an unbecoming dress especially : not according with the standards appropriate to one's position or condition of life unbecoming conduct

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Other Words from unbecoming

unbecomingly \ˌən-bi-ˈkə-miŋ-lē \ adverb
unbecomingness noun

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indecorous, improper, unseemly, unbecoming, indelicate mean not conforming to what is accepted as right, fitting, or in good taste. indecorous suggests a violation of accepted standards of good manners. indecorous behavior improper applies to a broader range of transgressions of rules not only of social behavior but of ethical practice or logical procedure or prescribed method. improper use of campaign contributions unseemly adds a suggestion of special inappropriateness to a situation or an offensiveness to good taste. remarried with unseemly haste unbecoming suggests behavior or language that does not suit one's character or status. conduct unbecoming to an officer indelicate implies a lack of modesty or of tact or of refined perception of feeling. indelicate expressions for bodily functions

Examples of unbecoming in a Sentence

That color is very unbecoming on her. boorish behavior that is unbecoming to an officer

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An unbecoming look for a team so loaded with brains and talent. Scott Ostler, San Antonio Express-News, "By no means invincible, Golden State faces rocky path to Finals," 13 Apr. 2018 The first was swimming and diving coach Sam Busch, who was placed on leave on Feb. 3 amid allegations of abusive and unbecoming behavior. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "TCU puts cheerleading coach on administrative leave," 4 June 2018 An unbecoming look for a team so loaded with brains and talent. Scott Ostler, San Antonio Express-News, "By no means invincible, Golden State faces rocky path to Finals," 13 Apr. 2018 An unbecoming look for a team so loaded with brains and talent. Scott Ostler, San Antonio Express-News, "By no means invincible, Golden State faces rocky path to Finals," 13 Apr. 2018 The goal is to proactively remove potentially abusive or unbecoming tweets before people react to them and report them to the company. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "Twitter Has a New Plan to Combat Trolls," 15 May 2018 An unbecoming look for a team so loaded with brains and talent. Scott Ostler, San Antonio Express-News, "By no means invincible, Golden State faces rocky path to Finals," 13 Apr. 2018 An unbecoming look for a team so loaded with brains and talent. Scott Ostler, San Antonio Express-News, "By no means invincible, Golden State faces rocky path to Finals," 13 Apr. 2018 An unbecoming look for a team so loaded with brains and talent. Scott Ostler, San Antonio Express-News, "By no means invincible, Golden State faces rocky path to Finals," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unbecoming

1598, in the meaning defined above

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unbecoming

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unbecoming

: not attractive : not becoming

: not appropriate or acceptable for a person in a particular job or position

unbecoming

adjective
un·be·com·ing | \ˌən-bi-ˈkə-miŋ \

Kids Definition of unbecoming

: not suitable or proper : not becoming unbecoming clothes unbecoming behavior

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