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.
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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

befitting

adjective
1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place:
2. Suited to one's end or purpose:
Translations

befitting

[bɪˈfɪtɪŋ] ADJ (frm) → apropiado

befitting

adjgebührend, geziemend (dated)

befitting

[bɪˈfɪtɪŋ] adjadatto/a
in the manner befitting his status → come si conviene alla sua posizione
References in classic literature ?
It is refreshing both to the spirits and to the body to indulge in psalmody, in befitting seasons," returned the master of song, unhesitatingly complying with her intimation to follow; "and nothing would relieve the mind more than such a consoling communion.
Nothing was further from Sam's mind than to have any one of the troop taken until such season as should seem to him most befitting,--and the exertions that he made were certainly most heroic.
These are magnificent words; the have a force and magnitude of sound befitting the things which they describe.
After playing lady's-maid to the new-comer, and putting my cakes in the oven, and making the house and kitchen cheerful with great fires, befitting Christmas-eve, I prepared to sit down and amuse myself by singing carols, all alone; regardless of Joseph's affirmations that he considered the merry tunes I chose as next door to songs.
High vaulted rooms with cool uncarpeted floors, great dogs upon the hearths for the burning of wood in winter time, and all luxuries befitting the state of a marquis in a luxurious age and country.
I was too much dazzled by her beauty to dream of refusing her offer, and accordingly the princess had me conducted to the bath, and a rich dress befitting my rank was provided for me.
Four days were spent in thinking what name to give him, because (as he said to himself) it was not right that a horse belonging to a knight so famous, and one with such merits of his own, should be without some distinctive name, and he strove to adapt it so as to indicate what he had been before belonging to a knight-errant, and what he then was; for it was only reasonable that, his master taking a new character, he should take a new name, and that it should be a distinguished and full-sounding one, befitting the new order and calling he was about to follow.
Then Robin bade Marian repeat her message from the Queen, which Marian did in a way befitting the dignity of her royal mistress.
In state his glory well befitting, The ruler of the realm was seen.
He was a pedant, to the most extreme point, the greatest pedant I had met on earth, and with that had a vanity only befitting Alexander of Macedon.
So the master of Monte Cristo gives himself airs befitting a great millionaire or a capricious beauty.
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.