AskDefine | Define unsuitable

Dictionary Definition

unsuitable adj
1 not meant or adapted for a particular purpose; "a solvent unsuitable for use on wood surfaces"
2 not capable of being applied; "rules inapplicable to day students" [syn: inapplicable]
3 not conducive to good moral development; "the movie is unsuitable for children"
4 not worthy of being chosen (especially as a spouse) [syn: undesirable]
5 not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "unsuitable attire for the office"; "said all the wrong things" [syn: improper, wrong]

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  1. Not suitable; unfit; inappropriate.


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not suitable; unfit; inappropriate

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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