Definition of befitting in English:



  • Appropriate to the occasion.

    ‘a country which can run the prestigious tournament in a befitting manner’
    • ‘What could be more befitting tribute than a poignant musical evening, bejeweled with similar soothing melodies, to a person for whom music was soul in itself.’
    • ‘For the National Symphony Orchestra, it might be befitting to continue with an American conductor (the type that also knows the fund-raising business best in the country).’
    • ‘Perhaps the words labour of love are used too often, as those three words are no more befitting than they are right here.’
    • ‘In the wake of any aggression, we are capable of giving a befitting reply.’
    • ‘I personally appeal for the exhibition of honesty by our kingmakers in the selection of a befitting personality for the kingly crown.’
    • ‘That is a mortal trait, not a befitting attribute for an angel.’
    • ‘The English translation, as expected, is splendid in its attempt at tracking the most befitting word and word order.’
    • ‘It was felt that the organization should ensure that people know about Human rights and get their rights in a befitting manner.’
    • ‘She has given befitting names to two of her shops:.’
    • ‘We should play our part by communicating what we think is more befitting.’
    • ‘What a befitting gift.’
    • ‘It was a befitting gift to a great mentor by an equally grateful disciple.’
    • ‘The government has also arranged programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner.’
    • ‘Our forces are fully capable to give a befitting reply to our enemy.’
    • ‘Indeed what a befitting gift for us from his government.’
    • ‘And I thought she couldn't have looked, actually - dare I use the word more regal, and very well-suited and befitting for the occasion.’
    • ‘But though they put on their best face, And tried to cover their disgrace, Folks thought it a befitting place For them, up in a Hayloft.’
    • ‘Recently, our family has been discussing what would be a befitting, honorable tribute to his life.’
    • ‘Similarly, if a husband decides to part ways with his wife he is directed to do so in a befitting manner.’