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unbecomingly

Definition:

without decorousness

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Derived from:

unbecoming

Comparative:

more unbecomingly

Superlative:

most unbecomingly

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

indecorously

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

unbecomingly | unbecoming

[formal] in an unseemly manner | [old-fashioned] in an unsuitable, inappropriate or unflattering manner | unsuitable or inappropriate, especially ... (17 of 224 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unbecomingly

Merriam-Webster:

unbecoming | amiss [synonym] | graceless [synonym] | improper [synonym] | inapposite [synonym] | inapt [synonym] | incongruous [synonym] | incorrect [synonym] | indecorous [synonym] | ...

not becoming ; especially, not according with the standards appropriate to one's position or condition of life (17 of 197 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unbecoming

Oxford Dictionary:

unbecoming | unseemly [synonym, sense-specific] | unbecomingly [derived] | unbecomingness [derived]

(especially of clothing or a colour) not flattering | [behaviours] not fitting or appropriate; unseemly (14 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unbecoming

American Heritage Dictionary:

unbecoming | unbecomingly [adverb, related]

Not appropriate, attractive, or flattering | Not in accord with the standards implied by one's character or position (17 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unbecoming

New World Dictionary:

unbecoming | unbecomingly [adverb, related]

not appropriate or suited to one's appearance, status, character, etc.; unattractive, indecorous, etc. (13 of 18 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unbecoming

Wiktionary:

unbecomingly

In an unbecoming manner. (4 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unbecomingly

Wikipedia:

Decorum

a principle of classical rhetoric, poetry and theatrical theory that was about the fitness or otherwise of a style to a theatrical subject. The concept of decorum is also applied to prescribed limits of appropriate social behavior within set situations... (40 of 1339 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Decorum

Cambridge Dictionary:

indecorous [formal] | indecorously [adverb, derived]

behaving badly or rudely (4 of 12 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/indecorous

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unbecoming

[formal] behaviour that is unbecoming is unsuitable for a particular type of person | [outdated] not attractive in style or colour (20 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unbecoming

Random House Dictionary:

unbecoming

detracting from one's appearance, character, or reputation; unattractive or unseemly. (10 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/unbecoming

Encarta Dictionary:

unbecoming | unbecomingly [adverb, derived] | unbecomingness [noun, derived]

unsuitable or unattractive on the wearer | not suitable, especially as not conforming with accepted attitudes or behavior (17 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707564​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

unbecomingly

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unbecomingly"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "unbecomingly"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/unbecomingly

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

unbecomingly

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unbecomingly"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=unbeco​02 word=unbecomingly

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