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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. according with custom or propriety;
- Example: "her becoming modesty"
- Example: "comely behavior"
- Example: "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"
- Example: "a decent burial"
- Example: "seemly behavior"
[syn: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly]

2. displaying or setting off to best advantage;
- Example: "a becoming new shade of rose"
- Example: "a becoming portrait"

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Become \Be*come"\, v. i. [imp. Became; p. p. Become; p. pr. & vb. n. Becoming.] [OE. bicumen, becumen, AS. becuman to come to, to happen; akin to D. bekomen, OHG.a piqu["e]man, Goth. biquiman to come upon, G. bekommen to get, suit. See Be-, and Come.] 1. To pass from one state to another; to enter into some state or condition, by a change from another state, or by assuming or receiving new properties or qualities, additional matter, or a new character. [1913 Webster] The Lord God . . . breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. --Gen. ii. 7. [1913 Webster] That error now which is become my crime. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To come; to get. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But, madam, where is Warwick then become! --Shak. [1913 Webster] To become of, to be the present state or place of; to be the fate of; to be the end of; to be the final or subsequent condition of. [1913 Webster] What is then become of so huge a multitude? --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Becoming \Be*com"ing\, n. That which is becoming or appropriate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Becoming \Be*com"ing\, a. Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting. [1913 Webster] A low and becoming tone. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly sometimes followed by of. [1913 Webster] Such discourses as are becoming of them. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: Seemly; comely; decorous; decent; proper. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

becoming adj 1: 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" [syn: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, seemly] 2: displaying or setting off to best advantage; "a becoming new shade of rose"; "a becoming portrait"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "becoming": Junoesque, a propos, ad rem, adapted, advantageous, advisable, agreeable, amply endowed, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, attractive, beautifying, befitting, bonny, braw, built, built for comfort, buxom, callipygian, callipygous, chic, civil, comely, comme il faut, condign, conforming, congruous, convenient, correct, curvaceous, curvy, decent, decorous, delicate, desirable, dovetailing, elegant, enhancing, expedient, fair, fashionable, favorable, feasible, felicitous, fetching, fit, fitted, fitten, fitting, flattering, fructuous, geared, genteel, goddess-like, good, good-looking, goodly, happy, just, just right, likely, lovely to behold, meet, meshing, modest, nice, on the button, opportune, pat, personable, pleasing, pneumatic, politic, presentable, profitable, proper, qualified, recommendable, relevant, right, rightful, seasonable, seemly, shapely, sightly, slender, sortable, stacked, statuesque, stylish, suitable, suited, suiting, tailored, tasteful, timely, to be desired, to the point, to the purpose, urbane, useful, well-built, well-favored, well-formed, well-made, well-proportioned, well-shaped, well-stacked, well-timed, wise, worthwhile