- suitable; proper; becoming: planned with a befitting sense of majesty.
Origin of befitting
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appropriate, fitting, apt, seemly.
unsuitable, inappropriate, unbecoming.
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Examples from the Web for befittingly
Befittingly, Entertainment Weekly has styled Dunham as 60s supermodel Twiggy for their 2012 Entertainers of the Year photo shoot.Kate Upton Lands Second Vogue Cover; Lena Dunham Does Twiggy
The Fashion Beast Team
December 6, 2012
Both, like epaulets or tassels, were worn lightly and befittingly.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
In the town of Chesterfield the Centenary was celebrated most befittingly.
A measure was introduced benefiting the Sangamon district, so that its electee might befittingly push it, and defend it.The Lincoln Story Book
Henry L. Williams
A little feast was prepared for the occasion, and my many friends were dressed, all in their Sunday clothes, befittingly.
Having arrived at such a perfect understanding, they separated in a befittingly cheerful spirit.The Fourth Estate, vol.1
Armando Palacio Valds
Word Origin and History for befittingly
1560s, present participle adjective from befit (q.v.). Related: Befittingly.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper