befitting

[bih-fit-ing]

adjective

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

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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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