Definition of becoming in English:

becoming

Line breaks: be|com¦ing
Pronunciation: /bɪˈkʌmɪŋ
 
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adjective

1(Of clothing) looking good on someone: what a becoming dress!
More example sentences
  • She did always wear a becoming light blue dress that seemed to be tailor made down to the seams.
  • When Fleur remarked that Evita's hair was "very becoming worn straight and simply, she asked if I would look at pictures of her in the many ways she'd worn it."
Synonyms
flattering, fetching, attractive, lovely, pretty, handsome, stylish, elegant, chic, fashionable, comely, tasteful
1.1Suitable or appropriate: do not talk too much to your cousins, it’s not becoming
More example sentences
  • This might be the reason for my hesitation: embarrassment, brought on by a becoming modesty.

Derivatives

becomingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He wore his cloak and swished it behind him most becomingly.
  • He had a thick mane of dark hair, usually slicked back but at times becomingly tousled.
  • She blow-dried her hair into slight waves that fell becomingly at her chest, flowing around her bare arms.

becomingness

noun
More example sentences
  • Delight in the boy can only be sharpened by the pathos and irony of his condition of becomingness.
  • And she should not, if she values becomingness, attempt to follow every whim of Fashion.
  • Dignified affability is the becomingness of superiority, which while it does not remove the line of distinction, does not render it painfully visible.

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