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be·com·ing

 (bĭ-kŭm′ĭng)
adj.
1. Appropriate, suitable, or proper.
2. Pleasing or attractive to the eye.

be·com′ing·ly adv.
be·com′ing·ness n.

becoming

(bɪˈkʌmɪŋ)
adj
suitable; appropriate
n
1. any process of change
2. (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of Aristotle) any change from the lower level of potentiality to the higher level of actuality
beˈcomingly adv
beˈcomingness n

be•com•ing

(bɪˈkʌm ɪŋ)

adj.
1. tending to give a pleasing effect or attractive appearance: a becoming hairdo.
2. suitable; proper.
n.
3. any process of change.
[1555–65]
be•com′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.becoming - according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
2.becoming - displaying or setting off to best advantagebecoming - displaying or setting off to best advantage; "a becoming new shade of rose"; "a becoming portrait"
flattering - showing or representing to advantage; "a flattering color"

becoming

adjective
1. flattering, pretty, attractive, enhancing, elegant, neat, stylish, graceful, tasteful, well-chosen, comely Softer fabrics are much more becoming than stiffer ones.
flattering ugly, unattractive, unflattering, unbecoming
2. appropriate, right, seemly, fitting, fit, correct, suitable, decent, proper, worthy, in keeping, compatible, befitting, decorous, comme il faut (French), congruous, meet (archaic) This behaviour is not becoming among our politicians.
appropriate inappropriate, unfit, unsuitable, improper, unworthy

becoming

adjective
1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place:
3. Pleasingly suited to the wearer:
Translations
مُناسِب، مُلائِم، لائِق
hezkýslušivý
klædelig
illõ: vkihez illõ
klæîilegur
slušivý

becoming

(o.f.) [bɪˈkʌmɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= fetching) [clothes, hairstyle, hat] → favorecedor, sentador (LAm)
that dress is very becomingese vestido es muy favorecedorese vestido te sienta muy bien
2. (= suitable) [conduct, language] → apropiado
it is not becoming for young ladies to speak like thatno es apropiado que las señoritas hablen así, no es propio de señoritas hablar así

becoming

[bɪˈkʌmɪŋ] adj
(= seemly) [behaviour] → convenable, bienséant(e)
(= flattering) [clothes] → seyant(e)

becoming

adj
(= suitable, fitting)schicklich; it’s not becoming (for a lady) to sit like thates schickt sich (für eine Dame) nicht, so zu sitzen
(= flattering)vorteilhaft, kleidsam; that dress is very becomingdas Kleid steht ihr/dir etc sehr gut

becoming

[bɪˈkʌmɪŋ] adj (frm) (clothes) → grazioso/a, che dona; (behaviour, language) → adatto/a, che si addice alla situazione

become

(biˈkam) past tense became (biˈkeim) : past participle beˈcome verb
1. to come or grow to be. Her coat has become badly torn; She has become even more beautiful.
2. to qualify or take a job as. She became a doctor.
3. (with of) to happen to. What became of her son?
4. to suit. That dress really becomes her.
beˈcoming adjective
attractive. a very becoming dress.
beˈcomingly adverb

becoming

a. apropiado-a, conveniente, que sienta o cae bien.
References in classic literature ?
We went all the way in day-coaches, becoming more sticky and grimy with each stage of the journey.
That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.
Even the most confident and the stoutest hearts began to think the issue of the contest was becoming doubtful; and that abject class was hourly increasing in numbers, who thought they foresaw all the possessions of the English crown in America subdued by their Christian foes, or laid waste by the inroads of their relentless allies.
The track now becoming narrow, they were obliged to pass in single file along the precipitous hillside, led by this escort.
At all events, Hepzibah had fully satisfied herself of the impossibility of ever becoming wonted to this peevishly obstreperous little bell.
After my fellowship of toil and impracticable schemes with the dreamy brethren of Brook Farm; after living for three years within the subtle influence of an intellect like Emerson's; after those wild, free days on the Assabeth, indulging fantastic speculations, beside our fire of fallen boughs, with Ellery Channing; after talking with Thoreau about pine-trees and Indian relics in his hermitage at Walden; after growing fastidious by sympathy with the classic refinement of Hillard's culture; after becoming imbued with poetic sentiment at Longfellow's hearthstone -- it was time, at length, that I should exercise other faculties of my nature, and nourish myself with food for which I had hitherto had little appetite.
Just sufficient time had elapsed to enable each story-teller to dress up his tale with a little becoming fiction, and, in the indistinctness of his recollection, to make himself the hero of every exploit.
She showed it step by step and room by room and secret by secret, with droll, delightful, childish talk about it and with the result, in half an hour, of our becoming immense friends.
Rising from a little cabin-boy in short clothes of the drabbest drab, to a harpooneer in a broad shad-bellied waistcoat; from that becoming boat-header, chief-mate, and captain, and finally a ship-owner; Bildad, as I hinted before, had concluded his adventurous career by wholly retiring from active life at the goodly age of sixty, and dedicating his remaining days to the quiet receiving of his well-earned income.
She wears an old white dress which she has made herself and worn to parties for the past five years; it is high-waisted--almost under her arms, and not very becoming,--but that does not trouble Jadvyga, who is dancing with her Mikolas.
Absent the spouse becoming a citizen, the donor spouse must be very careful as to gifts made during his lifetime.
He had to overcome the view that Berkeley was becoming the Asian university and that that was why they wanted an Asian chancellor," says Dave Flynn, president of the Alumni Association at Berkeley.