from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not appropriate: unsuitable attire.
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- adj. Not suitable; unfit; inappropriate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not suitable, fit, or adapted; incapable of suiting; unfit; incongruous; improper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not capable of being applied
- adj. not meant or adapted for a particular purpose
- adj. not conducive to good moral development
- adj. not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse)
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The next step is also to identify children living with 1 parent but in unsuitable conditions.
That fact alone makes Mr Hain unsuitable for high office.
Rand Simberg reflects on the delayed apocalypse as well as the inadvisability of having a name unsuitable to one's gender.
“I think I understand your definition of unsuitable.”
Blaine was a rare raconteur and his talk had this great merit: never did I hear him tell a story or speak a word unsuitable for any, even the most fastidious company to hear.
It does not take more time or more money to be prettily dressed, than to be dressed in unsuitable colours.
Then the notoriously star-struck President Menem invited Madonna -- the actress he had previously pronounced "unsuitable" -- to his estate for a tEte-A-tEte.
It has little to do with the wood being "unsuitable" - it's because all wood burns at a lower temperature than coal, so the dew point for the tars is lower.
We parking patrollers used to do foot patrol of up to twenty (No exaggeration) miles a day (Average foot patrol fourteen miles per day) in unsuitable ’safety’ shoes.
Actually, the gifts I gave family members may have been considered just as unsuitable, which is why we only give gifts to the under-18 year olds at our family gatherings now.
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