Definitions

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  • adj. Not suited for a specific purpose
  • adj. Not compatible; mismatched
  • adj. Not wearing a suit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not suited.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not easy to combine harmoniously

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Contestants can go wrong picking a song too closely identified with a previous Idol, too old or unfamiliar, too worn-out or just plain unsuited for their voices.

    Idol Meter: Eyeing the odds

  • Such lands would normally be classified as unsuited to that crop.

    Chapter 9

  • Stevens ordered that negotiations be carried out in Chinook, a limited trade jargon unsuited for complex discussions, and that proceedings be concluded in just two days.

    The Seattle Times

  • These are the anchovy fishermen of south-western port of Saint-Jean-of-Luz who, confronted with a dramatic fall in their catches and "unsuited" EU rules, the small anchovy fishermen have blockaded the port.

    Frog eats Frog

  • We should weed out teachers who are unsuited to the profession by periodic testing—for we cannot compromise on quality—but we must also identify and reward the best teachers.

    The Good Fight

  • Reasons: offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group

    Boing Boing

  • Reasons: sexually explicit and unsuited to age group

    Boing Boing

  • The old man was a bit unsteady on his feet, a situation made worse by the fact that he usually wore dress shoes or something equally unsuited to the terrain, but he managed to keep up with the two youngsters well enough.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • McCain's campaign advisors know better and convey the fact that his selection of Palin was a gross mistake and that she is obviously unsuited for the U.S.

    McCain campaign adviser pushes back on Palin book

  • Maybe you and Rahm can explain why Doctor Dean is unsuited for that job as well? colby Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Judd Gregg

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