adjective be·fit·ting \-ˈfi-tiŋ\

Definition of BEFITTING

:  proper, decent
be·fit·ting·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of BEFITTING

  1. <many voters feel that the womanizing governor has not acted in a befitting manner for someone who serves as the state's chief executive>
  2. <a befitting reply to a civil question>

First Known Use of BEFITTING

circa 1612


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stringent Hear it
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