Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not befitting; unsuitable; unbecoming.

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  • adjective Not befitting; not appropriate to.

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  • adjective not befitting

Etymologies

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un- +‎ befitting

Examples

  • Officially, he's the "special adviser for green jobs, enterprise, and innovation," a clunky title unbefitting of a man so who's especially talented at turning a phrase.

    Slate Magazine

  • Business & Finance *** China's central bank issued a secret memo to further rein in lending, highlighting continuing tightening efforts as well as how its economic management remains shrouded in secrecy that some call unbefitting the world's second-largest economy.

    What's News—

  • Your otherwise informative Informed Patient article on Jan. 18 is encumbered with a headline unbefitting the Journal: " Unexpected Limits of New, Free Preventive Care ."

    Come On, Medical Care Is Never Free

  • Andrew Crossley was already fined by the UK ` s Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) for engaging in conduct unbefitting a solicitor (pdf) back in 2006.

    ACS:Law — copyright breakers

  • And so her mother left the church and began to let her hair grow again, but stopped wearing necklaces and earrings because jewelry, according to her new pastor at Miracle Spring, was ungodly, unbefitting of a woman of virtue.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Miracle

  • The tragedy in Arizona was despicable, but we cannot overreact or react in a manner unbefitting our free society.

    OG Oyiborhoro: Don't Politicize Arizona

  • He lives in luxury unbefitting a man of his character.

    A Prince of Darkness

  • No matter how you try to look at it, Galliano's behavior was unbefitting of a premium brand like Dior.

    Dior Axes Galliano for Anti-Semitic Remarks

  • Instead of staying indoors, healthily watching a black and white screen – Grandstand, Hancock, Terry and June – they were out canvassing, attending ward meetings, collecting ministers' autographs, drafting position papers and generally behaving in a way unbefitting to young persons.

    The Ed Balls roadshow: enough to make you weep

  • Your conduct is unbefitting an officer of this court, sir, not to say a gentleman.

    Jilly Gagnon: Justices, SERVED

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