befitting


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be·fit·ting

 (bĭ-fĭt′ĭng)
adj.
Appropriate; suitable; proper.

be·fit′ting·ly adv.

be•fit•ting

(bɪˈfɪt ɪŋ)

adj.
suitable; proper; fitting.
[1555–65]
be•fit′ting•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.befitting - appropriate to; "behavior befitting a father"
appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"

befitting

adjective appropriate to, right for, suitable for, fitting for, fit for, becoming to, suitable to, seemly for, proper for, apposite to, meet (archaic) They offered him a post befitting his seniority and experience.
wrong for, irrelevant to, inappropriate to, unfit for, unsuitable for, improper for, unbecoming to
Translations

befitting

[bɪˈfɪtɪŋ] ADJ (frm) → apropiado

befitting

adjgebuhrend, geziemend (dated)

befitting

[bɪˈfɪtɪŋ] adjadatto/a
in the manner befitting his status → come si conviene alla sua posizione
References in classic literature ?
Wanderers in that happy valley, Through two luminous windows, saw Spirits moving musically, To a lute's well-tuned law, Round about a throne where, sitting(Porphyrogene) In state his glory well befitting, The ruler of the realm was seen.
But, on the whole, he probably concluded that it was more befitting a governor to remain quietly in our chair, reading the newspapers and official documents.
Ethan tried to say something befitting the occasion, but there was only one thought in his mind: the fact that, for the first time since Mattie had come to live with them, Zeena was to be away for a night.