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 Such intellectual pleasures have their utility, but are often spectacularly unsuited to processes of grieving and repair. Wired, 22 July 2022 But that hasn’t stopped criticism of Zelensky as a jester-turned-king wholly unsuited to the situation at hand. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2022 That’s because its most popular feature—confined infinity mirror rooms—are uniquely unsuited to the pandemic era. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Jan. 2022 In it, Connell’s alter ego is the rather feckless Melvin Isaacs, obviously unsuited to the military’s rigidity. Gemma Sieff, Harper’s Magazine , 4 Jan. 2022 There's no mystery about how miserable this building is, how totally unsuited to human happiness, let alone convenience. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 10 Dec. 2021 In some cases, the machines are unsuited to steep terrain, or to certain grape-growing styles. Ian Lovett, WSJ, 3 Oct. 2021 Chaudrey Zawar Hussein always seemed comically unsuited to the vehicle, a tall man with steel-gray hair, never smiling. Daniyal Mueenuddin, The New Yorker, 31 Aug. 2021 Disparate impact metrics, which are commonly used in U.S. labor law, are completely unsuited to health care. Carol Mccall, STAT, 12 Aug. 2021 See More

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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 15 Aug. 2022.

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