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Meaning of BECOMING

Pronunciation:  bi'kuming

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  displaying or setting off to best advantage; "a becoming new shade of rose"; "a becoming portrait"
  2. [adj]  according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"

BECOMING is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, flattering, proper, seemly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Be*com"ing\, a.
    Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting.
          A low and becoming tone.                 --Thackeray.
    Note: Formerly sometimes followed by of.
                Such discourses as are becoming of them.
    Syn: Seemly; comely; decorous; decent; proper.
  2. \Be*com"ing\, n.
    That which is becoming or appropriate. [Obs.]
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