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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Republican Plot to Save the Rich," 24 Mar. 2020 Here was a man utterly unsuited to the challenge, with no idea what to do. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, "Australia’s Infernal Denial," 7 Jan. 2020 The ascenders and descenders are consequently short; in her view that gives the font a clinical, businesslike air unsuited to fiction. The Economist, "Setting type How the world’s old printing presses are being brought back to life," 18 Dec. 2019 This material was clever, but oddly unsuited to the moment. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Pete Buttigieg Is Still Fighting the Last War," 30 Oct. 2019 On the other hand, these vehicles were amateurish and unsuited for modern warfare. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Why ISIS Built These Mad Max-Style Moving Fortresses," 15 Oct. 2019 Di Francesco has brought a very different style of play to Sampdoria, and his star forward seems unsuited to the intense pressing system that the ex-Roma coach demands. SI.com, "Sampdoria 1-3 Inter: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Ten-Man Nerazzurri Overcome Sanchez Dismissal," 28 Sep. 2019 One strong piece of evidence for this view comes in section 5 of Rucho v Common Cause, the recent decision in which the Supreme Court said federal judges are unsuited to police partisan gerrymandering. S.m. | New York, The Economist, "Republicans challenge Michigan’s redistricting commission in court," 1 Aug. 2019 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

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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 Jul. 2020.

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

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