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Syllabification: suit·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞odəb(ə)l

Definition of suitable in English:


Right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose, or situation: these toys are not suitable for children under five
More example sentences
  • Just because something is already there does not make it suitable for the purpose.
  • The job has been advertised but so far it has not produced a suitable candidate.
  • It may be possible to predict which troops are, and are not, suitable for deployment.
acceptable, satisfactory, fitting
informal right up someone's alley
appropriate, fitting, fit, acceptable, right
appropriate to/for, suited to, befitting, in keeping with
informal cut out for
proper, seemly, decent, appropriate, fitting, befitting, correct, due
well qualified, well suited, appropriate, fitting


late 16th century: from the verb suit, on the pattern of agreeable.



Pronunciation: /ˌso͞otəˈbilitē/
Example sentences
  • However, it is still an unnatural and almost cruel way to judge someone's talent and suitability for a role.
  • It was a run that put to bed doubts over his ability and suitability.
  • I was then told to be in court that afternoon - for a public hearing of my suitability as an expert witness.


Example sentences
  • All varieties were also evaluated for their suitableness for drying and processing.
  • Thus there is both a suitableness and a constancy in the workings of the heart.
  • That God is willing that all should be saved, appears from the sufficiency of the provision which is made for the salvation of sinners; the frequent declarations that it is designed for all; the offers which are made indiscriminately to all; and the suitableness of the provision to the circumstances of all.


Example sentences
  • This image, we believe, provides a suitably emblematic synthesis of these two positions.
  • That said the scenes of the world above ground are suitably impressive.
  • However, if the inspector decides it has not been suitably improved, it will stay as open countryside.

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