unbefitting


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unbefitting

(ˌʌnbɪˈfɪtɪŋ)
adj
not befitting to a person; not appropriate or suitable
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unbefitting - not befittingunbefitting - not befitting; "behavior unbefitting a father"
inappropriate - not suitable for a particular occasion etc; "noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness"; "inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach"; "put inappropriate pressure on them"

unbefitting

adjective
2. Not in keeping with conventional mores:
Idiom: out of line.
References in classic literature ?
Pegler, in affectionate championship, 'that I should keep down in my own part, and I have no doubts that if I was here I should do a many unbefitting things, and I am well contented, and I can keep my pride in my Josiah to myself, and I can love for love's own sake!
Farr be it, that I should write thee sin or blame, Or think thee unbefitting holiest place, Perpetual Fountain of Domestic sweets, Whose Bed is undefil'd and chast pronounc't, Present, or past, as Saints and Patriarchs us'd.
'At the Gates of Learning we were taught that to abstain from action was unbefitting a Sahib.
At the onset, it was Lorenzana himself who denounced the Chinese action in abandoning the Filipino fishermen to the elements, which he described as unbefitting of any sailor or mariner.
It was a situation unbefitting of a team third in the one-day international rankings and boasting the talents of Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir.
The protests, along with the lessthan-deferential reactions of some politicians, were unbefitting of a country hosting the head of the world's greatest superpower.
Separately, the report reveals how the campaign allowed a hostile foreign adversary to wield influence on the president's foreign policy positions in a way that is deeply unethical, unpatriotic and unbefitting an American president.
Thus, citizens of Baltimore City who find the mayor's wheeling and dealing and lack of candor unbefitting an elected official are relegated to hoping she takes it upon herself to resign, since the law fails to provide a means, short of a criminal conviction, for her removal.
Even the cup final was for a competition unbefitting a club of Sunderland's stature, the Checkatrade Trophy restricted to teams in the Football League's bottom two divisions and the under-23 sides of top clubs.
'It is submitted that the said resolutions are highly inappropriate and unbefitting considering that the Philippines is no longer a vassal or a colony of the United States of America, but a sovereign state and a member of the family of nations governed by its own municipal laws and the generally accepted principles of international law,' the senators said.
"It is submitted that the said Resolutions are highly inappropriate and unbefitting, considering that the Philippines is no longer a vassal or a colony of the United States of America but a sovereign state and a member of the family of nations governed by its own municipal laws and the generally accepted principles of international law," it read.
"I found such comments highly unprofessional, entirely without foundation and unbefitting of an elected member,"he said, adding that Mr Miller was friends with nearby farm owners who objected to the plan.