suitable; proper; becoming:
planned with a befitting sense of majesty.
appropriate, fitting, apt, seemly.
unsuitable, inappropriate, unbecoming.
verb (used with object)
to be proper or appropriate for; suit;
His clothes befit the occasion.
late Middle English;
) to be appropriate to or suitable for
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Befitting their name, king penguins cut an impressive figure in the seabird court.
Most new profs live in a manner befitting a peasant.
Yet it has foreign-exchange controls befitting an insular country, and pressures are mounting to get around them.
Befitting an incredibly popular series, the books are packed with chapter after chapter that abruptly end in cliffhangers.
The fact that she will not receive a state burial befitting a former president is also fascinating.
Inside, the two seats have hounds-tooth upholstery befitting the period.
And befitting its name, the core of the band was two powerhouse percussionists.
The conversations were chaotic, befitting the scene.
It has an epic scale befitting the event and a surprising sense of quiet.
As befitting such an awesome event, full eruptions are entirely unpredictable.
Any violation of the public trust will be dealt with in the manner befitting the expectations of our community.
Design ideas shall maintain a dignity befitting the nation's coinage.
In their scale and opulence these objects are courtly renditions of the antique befitting the status of his patrons.
Befitting the usually gentle climate, housing and clothing were simple.