Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: suitable, appropriate
: proper, decent
Keep scrolling for more
applicable, appropriate, apt, becoming, felicitous, fit, fitted, fitting, good, happy, meet, pretty, proper, right, suitable
improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecent, infelicitous, malapropos, misbecoming, unapt, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unfit, unfitting, unhappy, unmeet, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong
Recent Examples on the Web
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'befitting.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
circa 1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Resources for befitting
17 Nov 2018
Time Traveler for befitting
See more words from the same year
More from Merriam-Webster on befitting
Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with befitting
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for befitting
Nglish: Translation of befitting for Spanish Speakers
Britannica English: Translation of befitting for Arabic Speakers
Comments on befitting
What made you want to look up befitting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
the figure or shape of a crescent moon
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
What if your nickname became a dictionary entry?
Redundant but also not redundant
Wordies read on for enlightenment.
We hold back nothing in this article.
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
More word puzzles to rack your brain
A game of winding words.