Definitions

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  • adj. appropriate; suitable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Appropriate; suitable; proper; fit; adequate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fit; suitable; convenient; adequate.

Etymologies

From Latin idoneus (Wiktionary)

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  • "'But tell me, is Martin an idoneous person?'

    'Idoneous for what?'

    'Oh, just idoneous... This letter says I am required to present an idoneous person.'

    'As far as benefices are concerned no one could be more idoneous, fitting or suitable than Martin, since he is an Anglican clergyman.'

    'That makes him idoneous, does it? I was not aware.'"
    --O'Brian, The Truelove, 68

    March 10, 2008

  • idoneous - a suitable word

    January 13, 2007