misbecoming


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mis·be·come

 (mĭs′bĭ-kŭm′)
tr.v. mis·be·came (-kām′), mis·be·come, mis·be·com·ing, mis·be·comes
To be unsuitable or inappropriate for.
References in classic literature ?
said Remarkable, rising with great indignation, and seizing a candle; “you’re groggy now, Benjamin and I’ll quit the room before I hear any misbecoming words from you.