befitting

  • 1 befitting — befitting; un·befitting; …

    English syllables

  • 2 Befitting — Be*fit ting, a. Suitable; proper; becoming; fitting. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 befitting — index applicable, apposite, appropriate, condign, convenient, due (regular), eligible, favorable ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 befitting — 1560s, prp. adjective from BEFIT (Cf. befit) (q.v.). Related: Befittingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 befitting — [adj] appropriate according to Hoyle*, apt, becoming, behooving, beseeming, comme il faut, conforming, correct, decent, decorous, felicitous, fit, fitting, happy, just, kosher*, nice, on the button*, on the nose*, proper, right, right on*, seemly …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 befitting — [bē fit′iŋ, bi fit′iŋ] adj. proper or right; suitable befittingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 befitting — befit ► VERB (befitted, befitting) ▪ be appropriate for. DERIVATIVES befitting adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Befitting — Befit Be*fit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Befitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Befitting}.] To be suitable to; to suit; to become. [1913 Webster] That name best befits thee. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 befitting — befittingly, adv. befittingness, n. /bi fit ing/, adj. suitable; proper; becoming: planned with a befitting sense of majesty. [1555 65; BEFIT + ING2] Syn. appropriate, fitting, apt, seemly. Ant. unsuitable, inappropriate, unbecoming. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 befitting — preposition this is an automobile befitting your fine taste Syn: in keeping with, as befits, appropriate to, fit for, suitable for, suited to, proper to, right for, compatible with, consistent with, in character with; archaic meet for …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 befitting — adjective appropriate to behavior befitting a father • Similar to: ↑appropriate …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 befitting — adjective Date: 1564 1. suitable, appropriate 2. proper, decent • befittingly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 befitting — Synonyms and related words: a propos, ad rem, adapted, advantageous, advisable, applicable, apposite, appropriate, appropriate to, apropos, apt, auspicious, becoming, comme il faut, conforming, congruous, convenient, correct, decent, desirable,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 befitting — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. appropriate, suitable, seemly, right. ANT.: inappropriate, improper II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place: appropriate, apt, becoming, correct,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 befitting — be fit·ting || tɪŋ adj. favorable, harmonious; fitting, appropriate be·fit || bɪfɪt v. be suitable; be proper; make fit …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 befitting — a. Becoming, suitable, fit, proper, right, meet, seemly, appropriate, congruous, decorous …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 befitting — adj fitting, fit, meet, Brit. Dial. gradely, Fr. comme ilfaut; suitable, proper, becoming, seemly, decorous, decent; appropriate, apt, apposite, apropos; relevant, germane, Latin, ad rem. to the point, pertinent, pat …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 befitting — See: befit …

    English dictionary

  • 19 befitting — be•fit•ting [[t]bɪˈfɪt ɪŋ[/t]] adj. suitable; proper; fitting • Etymology: 1555–65 be•fit′ting•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 befitting — /bəˈfɪtɪŋ/ (say buh fiting), /bi / (say bee ) adjective fitting; proper. –befittingly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary


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