unbecomingly


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un·be·com·ing

 (ŭn′bĭ-kŭm′ĭng)
adj.
1. Not appropriate, attractive, or flattering: an unbecoming dress.
2. Not in accord with the standards implied by one's character or position: conduct unbecoming an officer. See Synonyms at unseemly.

un′be·com′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.unbecomingly - without decorousnessunbecomingly - without decorousness      
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He saw that she was behaving unbecomingly, and considered it his duty to tell her so.
In fact there was but one person in Rosamond's world whom she did not regard as blameworthy, and that was the graceful creature with blond plaits and with little hands crossed before her, who had never expressed herself unbecomingly, and had always acted for the best--the best naturally being what she best liked.
Godfrey at a most unladylike rate of speed, with her hair shockingly untidy, and her face, what I should call, unbecomingly flushed.
Then, as he was going to advance again, he checked himself, not from the fear that he was doing her injustice, but from a sense of the danger of appearing unbecomingly exhilarated by this sudden revulsion from cautious criticism.
Often, though, as in 'Rex tremendae', we heard the same vocal colouring at every dynamic level, with some of the loudest sections exhibiting more of an unbecomingly rough edge than properly tempered, tonally balanced choral singing.
Not just the people who design and program them inadequately or unbecomingly, but the people who use them every day in every way.
For a Cabinet member, Panelo not only looks and acts unbecomingly, he rubs media the wrong way.
But his argument is not only unbecomingly self-serving; it is also very far from self-evidently correct.
How it would have comforted him on his death-bed to know that, instead of having gone intuitively and thus unbecomingly, he had, in fact, proceeded decorously and legitimately that is to say Hog-ishly, or at least Ram-ishly--into the vast halls where lay gleaming, untended, and hitherto untouched by mortal hand--unseen by mortal eye--the imperishable and priceless secrets of the Universe
Has it to keep genuflecting so unbecomingly all the time before this outfit whose brigands have their hands deep red all over with the innocent blood of this land's babies and toddlers, children and youth, and women and men, who all were killed heartlessly by the outfit's murder squads for no sin or crime of theirs?