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unbecoming

Pronunciation: /ˌʌnbɪˈkʌmɪŋ/

Translation of unbecoming in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

[formal]
  • 1.1 (unseemly) [behavior/language] indecoroso unbecoming to sb impropio de algn
    Example sentences
    • They maintain that Irving's conduct was unbecoming of a reputable historian.
    • Opinion columnists, meanwhile, busied themselves penning snide articles about Trollope, admonishing her for behaviour unbecoming of a grandmother of two.
    • This behaviour is inexcusable and unbecoming of a registered medical practitioner.
    1.2 (unflattering) [clothes/hairstyle/color] poco favorecedor
    Example sentences
    • Without giving approval, Prudie will tell you what a friend in a similar situation does: Every year she picks out a piece of clothing that is unbecoming and one size too small.
    • I snickered as I watched Travers become an unbecoming shade of red.
    • You tell me in the car that my red fingernail polish is unbecoming.

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Cultural fact of the day

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.