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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Becoming \Be*com"ing\, adjective Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting.

A low and becoming tone. --Thackeray.

Note: Formerly sometimes followed by of.

Such discourses as are becoming of them. --Dryden.

Syn: Seemly; comely; decorous; decent; proper.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Become \Be*come"\, verb (used without an object) [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.

The Lord God . . . breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. --Gen. ii. 7.

That error now which is become my crime. --Milton.

2. To come; to get. [Obs.]

But, madam, where is Warwick then become! --Shak.

{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.

What is then become of so huge a multitude? --Sir W. Raleigh.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Becoming \Be*com"ing\, noun That which is becoming or appropriate. [Obs.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

becoming

adjective

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"


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