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

Examples of unsuited in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the warm-weather, bumbling Bucs, who were in the middle of a 2-14 season and a 19-game road losing streak, were uniquely unsuited for the conditions. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, 23 Jan. 2021 Charles is such a classic example of this—an entitled, self-pitying man who was entirely unsuited to the kind of relationship that Diana demanded. Rachel Burchfield, Glamour, 21 Dec. 2020 One thing that became clear to me early on as work-from-home started happening in 2020 was how unsuited my home network environment was to having everyone at home working, schooling, and otherwise streaming all day long. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2020 The flip side of that argument was that D.C. was a fiscal basket case, wholly unsuited to be a state of its own without huge federal subsidies. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 1 Oct. 2020 Isn’t the tardiness of Obama’s support for you a red flag that suggests you are deeply unsuited for the toughest job on earth? Kyle Smith, National Review, 11 Oct. 2020 Correctional facilities have experienced many COVID-19 outbreaks and are structurally unsuited to social distancing (among other precautions). Eli Cahan, Science | AAAS, 14 Sep. 2020 Opponents say Trump is uniquely unsuited to uniting the country in times of uncertainty. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, 27 Aug. 2020 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a man singularly unsuited to the moment, roused himself last week to craft an economic rescue package. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unsuited

1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsuited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsuited. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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