unsuitable [adj] not proper, inappropriate clashing, disagreeable, discordant, discrepant, disparate, disproportionate, dissident, dissonant, ill-suited, improper, inadequate, inadmissible, inapposite, inapt, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, ineligible, infelicitous, inharmonious, interfering, irrelevant, jarring, malapropos, out of character*, out of keeping, out of place, senseless, unacceptable, unbecoming, unbefitting, uncalled-for, undue, unfit, unfitting, unmatched, unseasonable, unseemly, unsuited; concept 558 —Ant. appropriate, proper, suitable

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  • unsuitable — I adjective absurd, alienus, amiss, awkward, conflicting, contrary, discordant, discrepant, disparate, dissonant, disturbing, divergent, ill adapted, impertinent, improper, imprudent, in bad taste, inadequate, inadmissible, inadvisable,… …   Law dictionary

  • unsuitable — 1590s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) “not” + SUITABLE (Cf. suitable) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unsuitable — *unfit, improper, inappropriate, unfitting, inapt, unhappy, infelicitous Analogous words: unbecoming, unseemly, *indecorous, indecent: inept, maladroit, *awkward, clumsy, gauche Antonyms: suitable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unsuitable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not fitting or appropriate. DERIVATIVES unsuitability noun unsuitably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • unsuitable — [un so͞ot′ə bəl] adj. not suitable; unbecoming; inappropriate unsuitability n. unsuitably adv …   English World dictionary

  • unsuitable — un|suit|a|ble [ ʌn sutəbl ] adjective * not appropriate for a particular situation, purpose, or person: INAPPROPRIATE: an unsuitable candidate completely unsuitable clothing unsuitable for: Some of the material may be unsuitable for children. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unsuitable */ — UK [ʌnˈsuːtəb(ə)l] / US [ʌnˈsutəb(ə)l] adjective not suitable for a particular situation, purpose, or person an unsuitable candidate completely unsuitable clothing unsuitable for: Some of the material may be unsuitable for children. Derived word …   English dictionary

  • unsuitable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ make sth, render sth ▪ The size of the rooms made the house unsuitable for conversion into apartments. ▪ consider sth, deem sth …   Collocations dictionary

  • unsuitable — un|suit|a|ble [ʌnˈsu:təbəl, ˈsju: US ˈsu: ] adj not having the right qualities for a particular person, purpose, or situation = ↑inappropriate ▪ unsuitable housing unsuitable for ▪ The book is unsuitable for children …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unsuitable — [[t]ʌ̱nsu͟ːtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ for n/ ing Someone or something that is unsuitable for a particular purpose or situation does not have the right qualities for it. Amy s shoes were unsuitable for walking any distance. ...taking heavy… …   English dictionary

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