Be fitting

befitting

[bih-fit-ing]
adjective
suitable; proper; becoming: planned with a befitting sense of majesty.

Origin:
1555–65; befit + -ing2

befittingly, adverb
befittingness, noun
unbefitting, adjective
well-befitting, adjective


appropriate, fitting, apt, seemly.


unsuitable, inappropriate, unbecoming.
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befit

[bih-fit]
verb (used with object), befitted, befitting.
to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit: His clothes befit the occasion.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see be-, fit1

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befit (bɪˈfɪt)
 
vb , -fits, -fitting, -fitted
(tr) to be appropriate to or suitable for
 
[C15: from be- + fit1]
 
be'fitting
 
adj
 
be'fittingly
 
adv

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befit
mid-15c., from be- + fit (v.).

befitting
1560s, prp. adj. from befit (q.v.).
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