un·​suit·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈsü-təd How to pronounce unsuited (audio) \

Definition of unsuited

: not proper or fitting for something : not suited a man unsuited to manual labor

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Corporation tax deters investment and is increasingly unsuited to a modern economy of digital, cross-border sales. The Economist, "The Tories are throwing away their reputation for economic prudence," 14 June 2019 The kind of rousing slogans that helped hype the troops before battle were completely unsuited to legislative debate. Ruth Scurr, WSJ, "‘Napoleon: A Life’ Review: He Thought He Was Napoleon," 11 Oct. 2018 The curbs along the side of the tunnel were unfinished and quite bumpy, and the tunnel featured curves at the beginning and at the end that seemed unsuited for the kinds of 100+ mph travel that Elon Musk has promised in subsequent tunnels. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Ars takes a first tour of the length of The Boring Company’s test tunnel," 19 Dec. 2018 Ludwig is an idealist, an aesthete, unsuited to reign. Joseph Horowitz, WSJ, "A Momentous Wagnerian Film," 15 June 2018 The liberal camp in education, an influential network of experts at places like Moscow’s Higher School of Economics (HSE), sees the current school curriculum as unsuited to modern life. The Economist, "Reformists and traditionalists are at war over Russian schools," 26 May 2018 The same attributes that propel them to power leave them wholly unsuited to wielding it. The Economist, "The making of a Shakespearean actor," 15 Mar. 2018 Since 2003, the U.S. has increasingly fought insurgent forces that don't have tanks, and tanks are unsuited to counter-insurgency operations like those in Afghanistan. Matthew Moss, Popular Mechanics, "The Evolution of the American Tank," 12 Feb. 2018 The fired author, James Damore, who alleged women were biologically unsuited to be engineers, is suing the company. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Data Sheet—Why the Top 0.001% Is So Happy," 22 Jan. 2018

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unsuited

: not having the qualities that are right, needed, or appropriate for something or someone : not suited

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