from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Appropriate; suitable; proper.
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- v. Present participle of befit.
- adj. appropriate, becoming
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Suitable; proper; becoming; fitting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- ‘Of a suitable kind or character; fit; proper; becoming: as, befitting words; a befitting dress or manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. appropriate to
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He also wore an expression befitting a totally innocent man and revealed just the proper degree of shock, his eyes opening wider, when Van Sant asked him, “Did you kill your wife?”
The Gossip Girl a title befitting the appearance of the new rising star Lady Gaga, with a luster performance that stole the show at SNL, fans are looking forward to the episode with our Princes Diva.
I'm surprised Hutchinson didn't write under the pseudonym, TRUSTUS, a label befitting a man who held a plurality of key offices.
American Classic, a title befitting the artist himself, finds Willie Nelson returning to the Great American Songbook in a sequel to his best-selling crossover album
“I need a name befitting my status, and I can’t think of one that does the job half as well as Romulus.”
"A certain befitting gravity should grace the occasion," Chris agreed, placing his hand on Planchette.
Jets wide receivers Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes recently christened themselves the " Flight Boys, " a nickname befitting teammates who have aspired to reach the height of their profession this season, if not the height of hubris.
It's a media-centric term befitting the central role of right-wing blogs as media critics: Robert Fisk was the first big-time reporter whose reputation was destroyed by the meticulous fact-checking of right-wing bloggers.
It was a name befitting a goddess: Dementia, who caused her sister Demeter to forget to turn winter into spring.
It was an "explosive device," a euphemism befitting a neighborhood where years of false alarms in the markets have taught the locals not to take trouble too seriously.