befitting

befitting
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
appropriate, suitable, seemly, right.
ANT.: inappropriate, improper
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place: appropriate, apt, becoming, correct, felicitous, fit1, fitting, happy, meet2, proper, right, tailor-made. See RIGHT. 2. Suited to one's end or purpose: appropriate, convenient, expedient, fit1, good, meet2, proper, suitable, tailor-made, useful. See AGREE, GOOD. 3. Conforming to accepted standards: becoming, comely, comme il faut, correct, decent, decorous, de rigueur, nice, proper, respectable, right, seemly. See COURTESY.

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

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  • befitting — adjective appropriate to behavior befitting a father • Similar to: ↑appropriate …   Useful english dictionary

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