[ fit-lee ]
See synonyms for fitly on
  1. in a proper or suitable manner.

  2. at a proper or suitable time.

Origin of fitly

First recorded in 1540–50; fit1 + -ly

Words Nearby fitly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fitly in a sentence

  • He is a disciplined man; I never saw a person to whom that word could be so fitly applied.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • In your radiant and immaculate bosom the divine spark may be enshrined, a place without sullying where it may fitly nestle.

    Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
  • Such as could fitly be told, and must be told, we have been telling for years past, knowing that the truth must prevail.

  • We may fitly do so now; as at the stage of his career we have reached, his creative activity had come to a close.

  • Yamba was full of vigour and resource, while the only phrase that fitly describes her bush lore is absolutely miraculous.

British Dictionary definitions for fitly


/ (ˈfɪtlɪ) /

  1. in a proper manner or place or at a proper time

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