Misbecome Mis`be*come", v. t. Not to become; to suit ill; not to befit or be adapted to. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Thy father will not act what misbecomes him. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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  • misbecome — [mis΄bē kum′] vt. misbecame, misbecome, misbecoming to be unbecoming to; be unsuitable or unfit for …   English World dictionary

  • misbecome — /mis bi kum /, v.t., misbecame, misbecome, misbecoming. to be unsuitable, unbecoming, or unfit for. [1520 30; MIS 1 + BECOME] * * * …   Universalium

  • misbecome — /mɪsbəˈkʌm/ (say misbuh kum) verb (t) (misbecame, misbecome, misbecoming) to be unsuitable, unbecoming, or unfit for …   Australian English dictionary

  • misbecome — transitive verb (misbecame; come; coming) Date: 1530 to be inappropriate or unbecoming to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misbecome — verb To be unsuitable, unbefitting, or maladapted …   Wiktionary

  • misbecome — mis·be come || ‚mɪsbɪ kÊŒm v. be unsuitable, be inappropriate for; be unbecoming to (e.g. her behavior misbecomes her position ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misbecome — mis·be·come …   English syllables

  • misbecome — mis•be•come [[t]ˌmɪs bɪˈkʌm[/t]] v. t. came, come, com•ing to be unsuitable, unbecoming, or unfit for • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • misbecome — |misbə̇|kəm, spə̇ transitive verb Etymology: mis (I) + become : to suit badly : to be inappropriate or unbecoming to what I have done that misbecame my place Shakespeare such personal antagonism misbecomes a scholar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Undueness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of right. < N PARAG:Undueness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 undueness undueness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 malum prohibitum malum prohibitum Sgm: N 1 impropriety impropriety Sgm: N 1 illegality illegality &c. 964 G …   English dictionary for students

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