Definition of suitable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈso͞odəb(ə)l/


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



Pronunciation: /ˈso͞odəbəlnəs/
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.


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

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Syllabification: suit·a·ble

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