- to be fit for or worthy of; become: conduct that beseems a gentleman.
- to be suitable or fitting.
Origin of beseem
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for beseeming
Tressilian appeared, and made a low and beseeming reference.Kenilworth
Sir Walter Scott
The body had been prepared for burial in a beseeming suit of black.The Case of the Registered Letter
It was like a masquerade of rank and culture in the rags of misery, beseeming it as ill as an unsuitable part in a play.Footsteps of Fate
Time would come when M'tela would ceremoniously bring in his real present--assuredly magnificent as beseeming his power.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
And made Verona's ancient citizensCast by their grave, beseeming ornaments,To wield old partisans.
- archaic to be suitable for; befit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for beseeming
1520s, present participle adjective from beseem.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper