un·​suit·​ed ˌən-ˈsü-təd How to pronounce unsuited (audio)
: 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 The phonics method of converting each letter to a particular sound is totally unsuited to the English language. Marion Blank, Scientific American, 26 Sep. 2023 Misunderstandings of Darwinism, widely promulgated in the art world, had entrenched the idea that women’s brains were unsuited to high-level creativity. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 11 May 2023 Most are generally unsuited to the environments in which they will be grown, and require the kind of coddling that produces greater environmental and financial costs. Condé Nast, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2023 With headstrong, artistic and unstable parents who were utterly unsuited to raising children, Walls and her brother and sister are forced to grow up way too fast, scrounging food for the family and fighting to get an education under the most extreme conditions. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 28 Apr. 2022 Some of the materials considered for use in similar devices were highly flammable and obviously unsuited to enveloping a building. Allison Parshall, Scientific American, 27 Feb. 2023 Johnson has gone on record about his longtime obsession with the character, yet, in a paradox more interesting than the movie itself, he's distinctly unsuited for the role, despite his build. Joshua Rothkopf, EW.com, 21 Oct. 2022 The Civic came along in September 1940 with about 700, each of them wooden, narrow and unsuited for modern audiences. Neal Rubin, Detroit Free Press, 30 June 2022 Such intellectual pleasures have their utility, but are often spectacularly unsuited to processes of grieving and repair. Wired, 22 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsuited was in 1598

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“Unsuited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsuited. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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