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Dictionary Definition

becoming adj
1 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" [syn: comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly]
2 displaying or setting off to best advantage; "a becoming new shade of rose"; "a becoming portrait"

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English

Pronunciation

  • /bəˈkʌmɪŋ/

Verb

becoming
  1. present participle of become

Adjective

  1. pleasingly suitable to the particular person involved.

Translations

pleasingly suitable to the particular person involved

Extensive Definition

Becoming can refer to:
becoming in Finnish: Becoming

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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