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

Nearby words

  1. beezer,
  2. bef,
  3. bef.,
  4. befall,
  5. befit,
  6. befittingly,
  7. beflag,
  8. beflowered,
  9. befog,
  10. befool

Origin of befitting

First recorded in 1555–65; befit + -ing2

Related formsbe·fit·ting·ly, adverbbe·fit·ting·ness, nounun·be·fit·ting, adjectivewell-be·fit·ting, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for befittingly



1560s, present participle adjective from befit (q.v.). Related: Befittingly.

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