Synonyms and related words:
awkward, beneath one, cheap, chintzy, clumsy, debasing, degrading, demeaning, deplorable, disgraceful, gauche, gutter, humiliating, humiliative, ill-adapted, ill-assorted, ill-chosen, ill-fitted, ill-matched, ill-sorted, ill-suited, ill-timed, improper, in bad taste, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, indiscreet, inelegant, inept, infelicitous, infra dig, infra indignitatem, irrelevant, mal a propos, maladjusted, maladroit, malapropos, malodorous, misjoined, mismatched, mismated, misplaced, offensive, opprobrious, out of character, out of joint, out of keeping, out of line, out of place, out of proportion, out of season, out of time, out of tune, outrageous, pitiful, rough, sad, scandalous, shameful, shocking, sorry, tasteless, too bad, unadapted, unapt, unbefitting, unbeseeming, undecorous, undignified, undue, unfit, unfitted, unfitting, ungenteel, ungentlemanly, ungodly, unladylike, unqualified, unseasonable, unseemly, unsuitable, unsuited, untasteful, untimely, untoward, unworthy of one, vulgar

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Unbecoming — Un be*com ing, a. [Pref. un not + becoming.] Not becoming; unsuitable; unfit; indecorous; improper. [1913 Webster] My grief lets unbecoming speeches fall. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Un be*com ing*ly}, adv. {Un be*com ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unbecoming — I adjective awkward, degrading, dishonorable, disreputable, graceless, improper, in bad taste, inapposite, inappropriate, incongruous, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indecorus, indelicate, indignus, infelicitous, offensive, out of keeping, out… …   Law dictionary

  • unbecoming — (adj.) 1590s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + BECOMING (Cf. becoming) fitting …   Etymology dictionary

  • unbecoming — *indecorous, improper, unseemly, indecent, indelicate Analogous words: unfitting, inappropriate, unsuitable (see UNFIT): inept, *awkward, maladroit, gauche, clumsy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unbecoming — [adj] improper, unsuitable awkward, clumsy, discreditable, gauche, ill suited, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, inept, maladroit, malapropos, offensive, rough, salacious, tacky*, tasteless, unattractive,… …   New thesaurus

  • unbecoming — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (especially of clothing) not flattering. 2) not fitting; unseemly. DERIVATIVES unbecomingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unbecoming — [un΄bē kum′iŋ] adj. not appropriate or suited to one s appearance, status, character, etc.; unattractive, indecorous, etc. SYN. IMPROPER unbecomingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • unbecoming — adj. unbecoming of; to (conduct unbecoming to an officer = conduct unbecoming an officer) * * * [ˌʌnbɪ kʌmɪŋ] to (conduct unbecoming to an officer = conduct unbecoming an officer) unbecoming of …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unbecoming — [[t]ʌ̱nbɪkʌ̱mɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe things such as clothes as unbecoming, you mean that they look unattractive. [OLD FASHIONED] ...the unbecoming dress hurriedly stitched from cheap cloth. Ant: becoming 2) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to/of …   English dictionary

  • unbecoming — un|be|com|ing [ˌʌnbıˈkʌmıŋ] adj old fashioned 1.) clothes that are unbecoming make you look unattractive = ↑unflattering 2.) behaviour that is unbecoming is shocking or unsuitable unbecoming to ▪ conduct unbecoming to a teacher …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unbecoming — adjective old fashioned 1 clothes that are unbecoming do not make you look attractive: a blouse in an unbecoming green color 2 behaviour that is unbecoming is shocking or unsuitable (+ to): conduct unbecoming to a teacher …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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