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  1. in a proper or suitable manner.
  2. at a proper or suitable time.
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Origin of fitly

First recorded in 1540–50; fit1 + -ly
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Related Words for fitly

equally, honorably, rightly, rightfully, reasonably, accurately, duly, properly, honestly, correctly, legally, equitably, legitimately, lawfully, decently, impartially, wonderfully, admirably, flawlessly, impeccably

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Historical Examples of fitly

  • Beowulf's "jubilee" is fitly solemnized by his third and last dragon-fight.



  • A reference may fitly be made here to a reason given by Mons.

  • Those were the days when Dawson might fitly have been called the dissolute.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • This was the day of Pentecost, and fitly commemorated by the Church.

    Glances at Europe

    Horace Greeley

  • The consummation had been fitly rounded out by the changes in the Constitution.

    The Negro and the Nation

    George S. Merriam

British Dictionary definitions for fitly


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