unsuitable

adjective un·suit·able \ ˌən-ˈsü-tə-bəl \

Definition of unsuitable

:not fitting or right for a use or purpose :not suitable
  • an unsuitable choice
  • unsuitable topics for conversation

unsuitability

play \ˌən-ˌsü-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
    • unsuitability for the job

unsuitably

play \ˌən-ˈsü-tə-blē\ adverb
    • unsuitably dressed

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First Known Use of unsuitable

circa 1586


UNSUITABLE Defined for Kids

unsuitable

adjective un·suit·able \ ˌən-ˈsü-tə-bəl \

Definition of unsuitable for Students

:not fitting :inappropriate
  • unsuitable clothing
  • unsuitable behavior


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