be·​fit·​ting | \ bi-ˈfi-tiŋ How to pronounce befitting (audio) , bē- \

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befittingly \ bi-​ˈfi-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce befittingly (audio) , bē-​ \ adverb

Examples of befitting in a Sentence

many voters feel that the womanizing governor has not acted in a befitting manner for someone who serves as the state's chief executive a befitting reply to a civil question
Recent Examples on the Web Its key policy rate has been negative since 2014, levels more befitting recession and crisis than steady economic growth and rising inflation. Tom Fairless, WSJ, "ECB Set for a Slow Retreat From Easy Money," 12 Sep. 2018 Additionally, this is an aesthetic wonder to run through, with sprite and animation design more befitting Sega's glorious Saturn era and brand-new music remixes that tip into high-gloss 32-bit goodness. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sonic Mania was already so good, I’d buy an incomplete version from June as-is," 12 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of befitting

circa 1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Befitting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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