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- n. The state or quality of being unsuited or inappropriate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being unsuitable; unfitness; incongruity; impropriety.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
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What would be best advised, then, if it be found so hurtful and so unequal to suppress opinions for the newness or the unsuitableness to a customary acceptance, will not be my task to say.
I mean to say that the argument in prospect is likely to be too much for you, out of your depth and beyond your strength, and I should be afraid that the stream of my questions might create in you who are not in the habit of answering, giddiness and confusion of mind, and hence a feeling of unpleasantness and unsuitableness might arise.
The judge shall consider and determine the suitableness or unsuitableness of age in marriage; he shall make an inspection of the males naked, and of the women naked down to the navel.
Just in case I might be contemplating suing the firm on account of their dodgy staircase, he was assessing the unsuitableness of my shoes.
Cowperwood, caught in the drift of circumstance — age, unsuitableness, the flaring counter-attractions of romance and vigor — fairly writhed in pain.
It is even possible that the unsuitableness of the dream had struck the mind of the old man.
Too late he realized its unsuitableness for hand-to-hand combat - the mask blocked his peripheral vision.
The unsuitableness in point of natural feeling between scenes of mourning and scenes of liveliness did not at all present itself.
Hence I can with boldness profess, that, influenced in some measure with the power of that direction, I studiously avoided whatever might be suggested with the least unsuitableness thereunto, with respect either to myself or others.
The third reason is, -- our unprofitableness, and unsuitableness to the means of grace we have enjoyed.
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