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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Unbecoming  \Un`be*com"ing\,  a.  [Pref.  un-  not  +  becoming.] 
  Not  becoming;  unsuitable;  unfit;  indecorous;  improper. 
  My  grief  lets  unbecoming  speeches  fall.  --Dryden. 
  --  {Un`be*com"ing*ly},  adv  --  {Un`be*com"ing*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  considered  inappropriate  for  or  unattractive  on  a  particular 
  person;  "an  unbecoming  style" 
  2:  not  in  keeping  with  accepted  standards  of  what  is  right  or 
  proper  in  polite  society;  "was  buried  with  indecent 
  haste";  "indecorous  behavior";  "language  unbecoming  to  a 
  lady";  "unseemly  to  use  profanity";  "moved  to  curb  their 
  untoward  ribaldry"  [syn:  {indecent},  {indecorous},  {uncomely}, 
  {unseemly},  {untoward}] 

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