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Synonyms for befitting
bɪˈfɪt ɪŋbe·fit·ting

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. befitting

    That is becoming in dress which suits the complexion, figure, and other qualities of the wearer, so as to produce on the whole a pleasing effect. That is decent which does not offend modesty or propriety. That is suitable which is adapted to the age, station, situation, and other circumstances of the wearer; coarse, heavy boots are suitable for farm-work; a juvenile style of dress is not suitable for an old lady. In conduct much the same rules apply. The dignity and gravity of a patriarch would not be becoming to a child; at a funeral lively, cheery sociability would not be decorous, while noisy hilarity would not be decent; sumptuous display would not be suitable for a poor person. Fit is a compendious term for whatever fits the person, time, place, occasion, etc.; as, a fit person; a fit abode; a fit place. Fitting, or befitting, is somewhat more elegant, implying a nicer adaptation. Meet, a somewhat archaic word, expresses a moral fitness; as, meet for heaven. Compare BEAUTIFUL.

    Synonyms:
    becoming, beseeming, comely, congruous, decent, decorous, fit, fitting, graceful, meet, neat, proper, seemly, suitable, worthy

    Antonyms:
    awkward, ill-becoming, ill-fitting, improper, indecent, indecorous, unbecoming, unfit, unseemly, unsuitable

    Preposition:
    The dress was becoming to the wearer. Such conduct was becoming in him.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. befittingadjective

    appropriate to

    "behavior befitting a father"

    Antonyms:
    inappropriate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. befittingadjective

    Synonyms:
    becoming, suitable, fit, proper, right, meet, seemly, appropriate, congruous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. befittingadjective

    Synonyms:
    suitable, proper, becoming, appropriate, seemly, meet, applicable, congruous

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#3580suitable
#7256decent
#7772fitting
#8085worthy
#9037desirable
#10534neat
#19860graceful
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#168275seemly
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How to use befitting in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Switching over from the usage of car and motorbike to bicycle for daily commuting within the city is only a befitting reply to the artificial fuel price hike happening regularly.

  2. Artist Dave Poulin:

    From the day of its installation, I have shared my disappointment in the final outcome and have always believed it to be by far my most unsettling sculpture, not befitting of Lucy's beauty or my ability as a sculptor.

  3. Stendhal:

    The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse -- as a luxury befitting a young man.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    It is utterly un-befitting of a President to be engaging in those kinds of personal insults, attacks.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The best and the befitting reply from the lower & lower- middle economic class citizen of the nation to the artificial hike of petrol & diesel price is to travel short distance by bicycle and mid to long distance via public transport system.

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