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befitting

[ bih-fit-ing ]
/ bɪˈfɪt ɪŋ /
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adjective

suitable; proper; becoming: planned with a befitting sense of majesty.

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Origin of befitting

First recorded in 1555–65; befit + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM befitting

be·fit·ting·ly, adverbbe·fit·ting·ness, nounun·be·fit·ting, adjectivewell-be·fit·ting, adjective

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