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suitable

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Synonyms for suitable

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Antonyms for suitable

  • awkward
  • improper
  • inadequate
  • inappropriate
  • inconvenient
  • incorrect
  • insufficient
  • misbehaving
  • stupid
  • unacceptable
  • unfitting
  • unhandy
  • unskilled
  • unsuitable
  • useless
  • irrelevant
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUITABLE

Our Government is able to afford a suitable army and a suitable navy.

This is suitable for any meal at which potatoes would be served.

Some of them are suitable for certain occasions and some for others.

His miracles passed from mouth to mouth, with suitable additions.

When, however, suitable time had elapsed, the oldest of the party spoke.

But some time elapsed before he was fitted with a suitable appointment.

"I will provide you with a suitable dress, my child," she said.

It is there that we expect to find the most suitable district for our purpose.

How suitable both to life and the desire for perfection the Greek practice was!

Carr was encouraged and he concentrated on a suitable reply.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from suit + -able. Earlier suit-like (1560s); suitly (mid-15c.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUITABLE

adequate

adjectiveenough, able
  • acceptable
  • all right
  • capable
  • comfortable
  • commensurate
  • competent
  • decent
  • equal
  • fair
  • passable
  • requisite
  • satisfactory
  • sufficient
  • sufficing
  • suitable
  • tolerable
  • unexceptional
  • unobjectionable
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