Definition of becoming in English:

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becoming

Pronunciation: /bəˈkəmiNG/

adjective

1(Especially of clothing) flattering a person’s appearance: what a becoming dress! New beret? It’s very becoming
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, attractive, lovely, pretty, handsome, fetching;
stylish, elegant, chic, fashionable, tasteful
informal styling/stylin'
archaic comely
1.1Decorous: a becoming modesty
More example sentences
  • This might be the reason for my hesitation: embarrassment, brought on by a becoming modesty.

noun

Philosophy
The process of coming to be something or of passing into a state: a series of poem sketches in a state of becoming
More example sentences
  • This tradition of thought on mimesis may be helpful for thinking about what is involved in the games encounter, and the partial becomings it facilitates.
  • This curious narrative is not something just different, but something that leads to the discord and dread of nonidentic becomings.
  • Historians of philosophy have long noted that for the Hebrews words effect and make happen - they trigger becomings - while for the Greeks the word simply ‘is.’

Derivatives

becomingly

Pronunciation: /bəˈkəmiNGlē/
adverb
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.

Words that rhyme with becoming

coming, forthcoming, mumming, up-and-coming
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