Definition of unsuitable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈso͞odəb(ə)l/


Not fitting or appropriate: the display is unsuitable for young children
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  • Tours are organised by the Friends of Old Palace who regret that the building is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
  • Some other fields are of made up ground and unsuitable for building on.
  • They are also concerned that many are housed in old and unsuitable buildings.
inappropriate, unsuited, wrong, ill-suited, inapt, inapplicable, unacceptable, unfitting, unbefitting, incompatible, out of place, out of keeping, misplaced
formal inapposite
inopportune, infelicitous, inappropriate, wrong, unfortunate
formal malapropos



Pronunciation: /ˌənso͞odəˈbilədē/
Example sentences
  • This sandy sloping land had been protected from development prior to 1845, the year Henry built his house, more by its unsuitability to farming and susceptibility to wildfire than by any public sense of sacred value.
  • Harrogate Council shares the parish's views about the unsuitability of the location, and Tockwith Residents Association has even taken on a specialist firm of planning consultants to prepare an expert case against the development.
  • Again, concerns about the unsuitability of product designs, marketing and target audience had been flagged to the FSA years before it meted out its fines to several high - profile banks and financial advisers in the past two years.


Pronunciation: /ˌənˈso͞odəbəlnəs/
Example sentences
  • Neither is Desdemona to be altogether condemned for the unsuitableness of the person whom she selected for her lover.
  • It's one of the anomalies and the unsuitableness, I guess, of this modern audio/visual world.
  • The limited amount of means at my disposal, and the unsuitableness, and inadequacy of my present attainments forbade me to seek for the Professorship of Civil Engineering.


Pronunciation: /ˌənˈso͞odəblē/
Example sentences
  • She stayed there for six months, fell unsuitably in love again-this time with a cousin-and was dispatched home; however, she cashed in her air ticket and stopped off in Montreal instead.
  • The recent heavy rain not only made the ground unsuitably soft for me so that my trainer Tim withdrew me from the race but the whole day's racing today at Thirsk was abandoned, with the course waterlogged.
  • It was far from plain sailing for Ouija Board on ground that was unsuitably slow, a track that was unsuitably sharp, and an early pace which was more Sunday League than Premiership.

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Syllabification: un·suit·a·ble

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