Part of speech: adjective

Becoming; suitable.

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Usage examples "befitting":

  1. The storm- fiend seemed to have reserved all his favours in order to give us a befitting reception. - "In the Track of the Troops", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. Lady Ruthven is most original, with a wonderfully poetical mind, and is very different from her regal- looking sister, Lady Belhaven, who, still very handsome, sweeps about the long rooms, and for whom 'gracious' is the only befitting expression. - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.
  3. Now it happened that on the night when Laura's laugh first echoed through her temple another rising temple witnessed a ceremony entirely befitting its use. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.