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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *behoofly, equivalent to behoof +‎ -ly.

AdjectiveEdit

behovely (comparative more behovely, superlative most behovely)

  1. (archaic) Necessary; advantageous.
  2. (archaic) Useful.

AdverbEdit

behovely (comparative more behovely, superlative most behovely)

  1. (archaic) Usefully.

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English behōflīc, behēflīc.

AdjectiveEdit

behovely

  1. Of use for the benefit or gain of somebody or something; beneficial, profitable.
  2. Necessary; required.
  3. Unable to be avoided; inevitable.
  4. Fitting or appropriate to a given context.

AdverbEdit

behovely

  1. According to what is fitting or accepted; properly.

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