befitting

[ bih-fit-ing ]
/ bɪˈfɪt ɪŋ /

adjective

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

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
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Word Origin and History for befittingly

befitting


adj.

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

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