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Becoming


BECOM'ING, ppr., but used rarely or never except as an adjective. Fit; suitable; congruous; proper; graceful; belonging to the character, or adapted to circumstances; as, he speaks with becoming boldness; a dress is very becoming

Some writers formerly used of, after this word.

Such discourses as are becoming of them.

But this use is inelegant or improper.

BECOM'ING, adjective Ornament. obsolete