un·​suit·​ed | \ˌən-ˈsü-təd \

Definition of unsuited 

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

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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 And football fans will say: Better equipment will solve the problem of body parts, particularly the one in the skull’s brain pan, that are unsuited to the game. George Will, National Review, "As Brain Injuries Increase, National Enthusiasm for Football Fades," 2 Sep. 2017 Mr Strange would have made a serviceable senator, but his sunny calm proved unsuited to the times. The Economist, "Roy Moore’s win in Alabama creates more problems for the Republicans," 30 Sep. 2017 The response of those voters has been to back people manifestly unsuited for public office, from Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle in 2010 to E.W Jackson in the 2013 Virginia race for lieutenant governor. Jamelle Bouie, Slate Magazine, "“Minority rule” will enable the success of even more extreme candidates like Roy Moore—and Donald Trump.," 29 Sep. 2017

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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