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befitting

[bih-fit-ing] /bɪˈfɪt ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
suitable; proper; becoming:
planned with a befitting sense of majesty.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; befit + -ing2
Related forms
befittingly, adverb
befittingness, noun
unbefitting, adjective
well-befitting, adjective
Synonyms
appropriate, fitting, apt, seemly.
Antonyms
unsuitable, inappropriate, unbecoming.
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Word Origin and History for befit-tingly

befitting

adj.

1560s, present participle adjective from befit (q.v.). Related: Befittingly.

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