- to be fit for or worthy of; become: conduct that beseems a gentleman.
- to be suitable or fitting.
Origin of beseem
Related Words for beseemingsatisfy, conform, fit, gratify, serve, flatter, please, correspond, enhance, become, befit, conforming, right, becoming, fitting, correct, beseeming, do, accord, square
Examples from the Web for beseeming
Historical Examples of 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
1520s, present participle adjective from beseem.