Becomingness
Becomingness Be*com"ing*ness, n. The quality of being becoming, appropriate, or fit; congruity; fitness. [1913 Webster]

The becomingness of human nature. --Grew. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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