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fitting

[fit-ing] /ˈfɪt ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
suitable or appropriate; proper or becoming.
noun
2.
the act of a person or thing that fits.
3.
an act or instance of trying on clothes that are being made or altered to determine proper fit.
4.
anything provided as equipment, parts, supply, etc.
5.
Usually, fittings. furniture, fixtures, etc., as of a building or apartment.
Origin of fitting
1525-1535
1525-35; fit1 + -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
fittingly, adverb
fittingness, noun
self-fitting, adjective
underfitting, noun
unfitting, adjective
unfittingly, adverb
well-fitting, adjective
Synonyms
1. fit, meet, right, decorous, seemly.
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  • This might fittingly be compared to that wielded by the Church in the Middle Ages.

  • Forewarned by the present, I make no doubt you will prepare to receive him fittingly.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • With these words of due praise, our present excursion may fittingly close.

    Bygone Beliefs H. Stanley Redgrove
  • Have you your job planned out as well and as fittingly as you have mine?

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • She had a little basket of fruit in her hand, she was most fittingly gowned, and she looked exquisitely lovely.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for fittingly

fitting

/ˈfɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
appropriate or proper; suitable
noun
2.
an accessory or part: an electrical fitting
3.
(pl) furnishings or accessories in a building
4.
work carried out by a fitter
5.
the act of trying on clothes so that they can be adjusted to fit
6.
(Brit) size in clothes or shoes: a narrow fitting
Derived Forms
fittingly, adverb
fittingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fittingly

fitting

1530s (adj.); c.1600 (n.), from present participle of fit (v.).

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