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  • adv. In an unbecoming manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unbecoming manner, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without decorousness


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  • See how the flesh gathers so unbecomingly at the joint!

    How sexy are your underarms?

  • Erin Morley, Jennifer Johnson Cano and Tamara Mumford were tough-girl Rhinemaidens; the chorus, blaringly loud, was unbecomingly outfitted in shades of brown the costumes were by François St-Aubin.

    And So the World Ended

  • Often dimly lit (by Bonnie Beecher) and unbecomingly costumed (by Katharina Schlipf), this half-hour dance contains elements of interest by way of drawing attention to its physical, inner workings.

    ABT's City Center Season Worked Best With Ballet

  • Of course no one is going to catch the creep who was enjoying himself so unbecomingly and publically, but at least other women who walk through the area will know he's out there.

    Elizabeth Hampton: Thank You, Harassmap

  • With the undistinguished dancing and unauthoritative presence of Elisabeth Holowchuk, unbecomingly costumed by Holly Hynes, the eccentric Balanchinean exercise sinks like a pebble in a puddle.

    A Company in Progress

  • Also, Xopher may have been confused about the name of the publication, but it is nonetheless true that the writer of that article was unbecomingly snotty about people who go to Worldcons, and in a way which suggests that she doesn't think they have enough money to be People Who Matter.

    Making Light: Open thread 135

  • Mildred spoke sharply, her large square face flushing unbecomingly.

    Twin Moons

  • She unrolled the message and held it up in front of her eyes, which bulged unbecomingly as she shouted at us.


  • Her eyes grew wide and the rosebud mouth dropped unbecomingly open, though, as she saw what he carried.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • The reasons were unspecified, but maybe playing trumpet made their cheeks blow out unbecomingly, or made them spit, or maybe they were just too noisy.

    Archive 2009-09-01


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