befitting

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈfɪtɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈfɪtɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi fiting)

From the verb befit: (⇒ conjugate)
befitting is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•fit•ting /bɪˈfɪtɪŋ/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. suitable for;
    proper to;
    fitting:accommodations befitting a queen.
be•fit•ting•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•fit•ting  (bi fiting),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. suitable;
    proper;
    becoming:planned with a befitting sense of majesty.
be•fitting•ly, adv. 
be•fitting•ness, n. 
  • befit + -ing2 1555–65
    appropriate, fitting, apt, seemly.
    unsuitable, inappropriate, unbecoming.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•fit /bɪˈfɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -fit•ted, -fit•ting. 
  1. to be proper or appropriate for:The food and service befitted a luxury hotel.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
be•fit  (bi fit),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -fit•ted, -fit•ting. 
  1. to be proper or appropriate for;
    suit;
    fit:His clothes befit the occasion.
  • 1425–75; late Middle English; see be-, fit1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
befit /bɪˈfɪt/ vb ( -fits, -fitting, -fitted)
  1. (transitive) to be appropriate to or suitable for
Etymology: 15th Century: from be- + fit1

beˈfitting adj beˈfittingly adv
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